ETYM AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted from Latin locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Related to Locust.
1. Any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae.
2. Flesh of a lobster.
Large marine crustacean of the order Decapoda. Lobsters are grouped with freshwater crayfish in the suborder Reptantia (“walking”), although both lobsters and crayfish can also swim, using their fanlike tails. Lobsters have eyes on stalks and long antennae, and are mainly nocturnal. They scavenge and eat dead or dying fish.
True lobsters, family Homaridae, are distinguished by having very large “claws” or pincers on their first pair of legs, and smaller ones on their second and third pairs. Spiny lobsters, family Palinuridae, have no large pincers. They communicate by means of a serrated pad at the base of their antennae, the “sound” being picked up by sensory nerves located on hairlike outgrowths on their fellow lobsters up to 60 m/180 ft away.
Species include the American lobster Homarus americanus; and the Norwegian lobster Nephrops norvegicus, a small orange species.
Vrsta velikog morskog raka (meso mu je vrlo ukusno). (grč.)
Ime mu potiče od latinske reči lacusta, što znači skakavac.
Živi na kamenitom morskom dnu, često i na dubini većoj od 100 metara. Može da dostigne težinu i preko šest kilograma, ali primerci koji prelaze 2.5 kg se e preporučuju za jelo, jer znači da je rak star, a samim tim njegovo mesto manje ukusno i tvrđe (žilavije). Često se može čuti da što je jastog po veličini manji a teži, to je bolji i ukusniji.
Zglavkar koji živi u moru.