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Length variable, up to 500 mm; blue coloured above with coalescing spots; yellowish below. Carapace and abdomen generally lacking strong spines or ridges and only slightly granular. Rostrum rather short and spiny. Strong gastro-orbital groove, with the cervical groove below it. Chelae large, hetero-chelous.

On rocky substrata, from LWST to 60 metres.

From the Lofoten Isles to Morocco, Mediterranean, Black Sea.

Homarus gammarus