Lobster - Information and Comparisons

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Classification:Lobsters are large crustaceans belonging to the family Nephropidae and Homaridae.
Special features:Lobsters have ten walking legs and the front two are modified into claws which are huge.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Crustacea
Class:Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Suborder:Pleocyemata
Infraorder:Astacidea
Family:Nephropidae Dana, 1852
Habitat:Oceans, rocky, sandy and muddy bottoms, shorelines, edge of continental shelf.
Feeding Habits:Omnivorous and eat fish, mollusks, worms, plant life and other crustaceans.
Commercially important varieties:Audresselles, Homarus americanus, Metanephrops japonicus etc.

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