Nephrops norvegicus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Norway lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae
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Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441); common length : 19.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 20 - 800 m (Ref. 441), usually 200 - 600 m (Ref. 88009)

Climate / Range
Temperate; 69°N - 30°N, 25°W - 26°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total body length: 8 to 24 cm, usually between 10 to 20 cm (Ref. 4). Epibenthic (Ref. 87524). Inhabits muddy bottoms in which it digs burrows. Nocturnal and feeds on detritus, crustaceans and worms. Ovigerous females are found practically throughout the year, the eggs laid around July are carried for about 9 months. Ovigerous females are found practically throughout the year, the eggs laid around July are carried for about 9 months (Ref. 4). 1 brood per year (Ref. 81133); 1.6 cm postlarval size (Ref. 81161); 1 month of pelagic period (Ref. 81160). Norway lobster females undergo ovary ripening mainly in spring, spawn in summer and autumn, and recovery in winter (Ref. 94749).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (14 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high