Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
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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)
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)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (14 of 100)