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** Lobster **

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Lobster
Temporal range: Valanginian–Recent
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/Homarus gammarus/, European lobster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Astacidea
Family: *Nephropidae*
Dana, 1852
Genera^[1]
· /Acanthacaris/ Bate, 1888
· /Eunephrops/ Smith, 1885
· /Homarinus/ Kornfield, Williams & Steneck, 1995
· /Homarus/ Weber, 1795
· /Hoploparia/ † M'Coy, 1849
· /Jagtia/ † Tshudy & Sorhannus, 2000
· /Metanephrops/ Jenkins, 1972
· /Nephropides/ Manning, 1969
· /Nephrops/ Leach, 1814
· /Nephropsis/ Wood-Mason, 1873
· /Oncopareia/ † Bosquet, 1854
· /Palaeonephrops/ † Mertin, 1941
· /Paraclythia/ † Fritsch & Kafka, 1887
· /Pseudohomarus/ † van Hoepen, 1962
· /Thaumastocheles/ Wood-Mason, 1874
· /Thaumastochelopsis/ Bruce, 1988
· /Thymopides/ Burukovsky & Averin, 1977
· /Thymops/ Holthuis, 1974
· /Thymopsis/ Holthuis, 1974

Lobsters awaiting purchase in Trenton in Hancock County, Maine

Clawed *lobsters* comprise a family (*Nephropidae*, sometimes also
*Homaridae*) of large marine crustaceans.

They have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows
on the sea floor. Three of their five pairs of legs have claws, including
the first pair, which are usually much larger than the others. Highly
prized as seafood, lobsters are economically important, and are often one
of the most profitable commodities in coastal areas they populate.^[2]
Commercially important species include two species of /Homarus/ from the
northern Atlantic Ocean, and scampi – the northern-hemisphere genus
/Nephrops/ and the southern-hemisphere genus /Metanephrops/. Although
several other groups of crustaceans have the word "lobster" in their names,
the unqualified term "lobster" generally refers to the clawed lobsters of
the family Nephropidae.^[3] Clawed lobsters are not closely related


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobster

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