APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Homarus gammarus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common or European lobster
Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- dorsal view anterior 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- in rockpool 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- dorsal view 1

Specimen above found on the lowershore at Lee Bay, near Ilfracombe, North Devon. 18.09.16.

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- live underwater 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- live underwater 2

Specimen above found on the lowershore, in a crevice at the edge of a rockpool at Mounts Bay MCZ, Marazion, Cornwall, 26.09.18.

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- live underwater 3

Specimen above photographed in a tank at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, Devon. 17.04.09.

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- in holding cage 1

Specimen above photographed in a holding cage at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 27.06.16.

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- abdomen 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- claw 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- claw / head 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- tail 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- thorax 1

Specimen above was caught by someone whilst snorkelling at Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 14.08.11.

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- fishing / sizing juvenile 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- potting off Mousehole 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- potting off Mousehole 2

Images above of someone potting close to the shore south of Mousehole, Cornwall. 28.07.14.

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- freshly caught at St. Ives 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- freshly caught at St. Ives 2

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- freshly caught at St. Ives 3

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- freshly caught at St. Ives 4

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- freshly caught at St. Ives 5

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- head side view 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- on display 1

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus
- on display / cooked 1

Species photographed at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, Devon. 17.04.09; of lobster caught by snorkeling off Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 14.08.11; and at the Newlyn Fish Festival 29.08.11.

Scientific and European Names:
Homarus gammarus, European lobster, Common lobster, Europaischer hummer, Europese zeekreeft, Homard europeen, Bogavante, Gambero marino.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Homarus gammarus Common European Lobster Crustacean Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.