Monday, April 25, 2011

About Sea Lobsters

Sea lobsters are invertebrates; they are the members of Crustacea of the Phylum Arthropoda. In this class you can find sea animals without backbones and having hard shells like crab, shrimp, crayfish etc. Male lobster is usually called cock and a female lobster as hen or chicken.

Physical characteristics:
Sea lobsters are ten-legged creature and are closely related to shrimp and crabs. These bottom-dwelling, creatures are found all over the world’s oceans, brackish environments and even in freshwater. Their eyesight is poor but they have highly developed senses of taste and smell. They feed on fish and mollusks, but they also consume algae and other plant life and even other lobsters. Lobster blood is a clear liquid substance. When you start boiling lobsters, the blood turns to a non-transparent whitish gel. It has no flavor and is perfectly safe to consume.

Sea lobsters are of different colors. Usually they are blue-green, including, yellow, red, or white. You can even see them in two different colors, having half of their shell one color and the other half has different color. Out of all these only the white color sea lobsters known as true albinos do not turn red when they are cooked.

Sea lobsters feed on crabs, star fish, or sea urchins. They are not cannibal, but when they are held in traps…??. Even with claws, it's not unusual to find eaten animals in the live-tank when you make it empty.

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