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American lobster (split color variation)

Homarus americanus


This is my favorite of the rare color variations on the American lobster. Perfect bilateral split between normal color and a lighter pigment.


In shore waters off Midcoast Maine.


The blue, calico and albino varieties are also pretty great to see...

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YukoChartraw 11 years ago

I wonder how this happened! :O Type of mutation?

keithp2012 12 years ago

This is natural I have seen one in person alive it's very real but VERY rare, i'm pretty sure this individual is also a hermaphrodite, if not I saw one individual in a magazine that was.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 12 years ago

Awesome spotting David

hg_williams3 12 years ago

i hope this is natural this just looks like someone boiled half of the lobster

keithp2012 13 years ago

At an aquarium by me there is a blue, yellow, and a purple lobster.

lori.tas 13 years ago

Very cool.

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2008
Submitted on Apr 13, 2011

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