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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomarus americanus H. Milne Edwards, 1837 
AphiaID: 156134

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacostraca (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumalacostraca (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEucarida (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecapoda (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMacrura Reptantia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstacidea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNephropoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNephropidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomarus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomarus Weber, 1795
Sources  basis of record Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornorthern lobsterUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormaine lobsterUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlobsterUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerican lobster  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhomard américainUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhomard  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoramerikahummer  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoramerikahummar  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbogavante americano  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality New Jersey [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Baltic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Denmark
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDenmark (introduced: alien[details]
East China Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEast China Sea (introduced: alien[details]
France
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorFrance (introduced: alien[details]
Ireland
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIreland (introduced: alien[details]
Japan
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorJapan (introduced: alien[details]
Norway
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorway (introduced: alien[details]
Ukraine
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUkraine (introduced: alien[details]
United Kingdom
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUnited Kingdom (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien[details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 21 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (9 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (429 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (30144 nucleotides; 231 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Decapod Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in North Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Rare [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Ireland (Nation) : Rare [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in East China Sea (IHO Sea Area) : 97 one-year old lobsters were experimentally released [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Ukraine (Nation) : Rare [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in North Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Rare [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in North Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Genetic impacts: hybridisation and introgression [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Ukraine (Nation) : Genetic impacts: hybridisation and introgression [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species management in Ukraine (Nation) : yes [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in East China Sea (IHO Sea Area) : American Lobsters have not become established in Japan (Iwasaki 2006). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Japan (Nation) : American Lobsters have not become established in Japan (Iwasaki 2006). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Ukraine (Nation) : Mangement notes: it is illegal to hold American lobsters in open waters in GB under the Lobster (Control of Deposit) Order 1981. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Its sporadic occurrence in northern European waters has caused concern because of possible hybridization, competition or disease transfer to the native European Lobster (H. gammarus) (Jørstad et al. 2007; Jørstad et al. 2011). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in North Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Individual release: accidental release by individuals (e.g. aquarium discards)
Live food, escapes and deliberate introduction [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Ukraine (Nation) : Live food, escapes and deliberate introduction [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in East China Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in North Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals
Live food, escapes and deliberate introduction [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in North Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Individual release: accidental release by individuals (e.g. aquarium discards) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Ireland (Nation) : Fisheries: deliberate translocations of fish or shellfish to establish or support fishery [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals
Recent occurrences in northern European waters are probably the result of discarded, escaped, or deliberately released live animals (Jørstad et al. 2007). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Japan (Nation) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Ukraine (Nation) : Fisheries: accidental with deliberate translocations of fish or shellfish [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Western Atlantic: Labrador to Rich Inlet, near Wilmington, NC [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat This species is found at depths of 0-800 m over hard substrate from near shoreline to continental shelf. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Infaorder: Astacidea, according to Trott (2004). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:156134
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-08 10:07:19Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2009-02-23 14:08:32Z  changed  Chan, Tin-Yam
  
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  Citation: Chan, T. (2014). Homarus americanus H. Milne Edwards, 1837. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156134 on 2014-09-20
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