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Length up to 240 mm, pale orange. Carapace with a distinct postcervical groove and longitudinal spinose keels. Rostrum long and spinose. Abdomen with transverse grooves. Eyes very large, well-pigmented and kidney-shaped, broader than the stalks. First legs with very long, slender, keeled chelae.

In shallow burrows in soft sediments; sublittoral to depths of 800 metres.

From Norway and Iceland to Morocco and Mediterranean.

Nephrops norvegicus