Lobsters will eat just about anything they can find as they are truly not picky eaters. Their diet mostly consists of crab, mussels, clams, starfish, sea urchins, shrimp, sand fleas, and small fish. They have also been know to eat plants and sponges when fresh food eludes their hunting claws. The old wives tale that lobsters are cannibals is just that—a wives tale. This has never been documented from a lobster in its natural habitat.
Lobsters are closely related to crabs and shrimps. Lobsters are considered to be a delicacy and that is why they have fallen as victims of overfishing which has led to the decline of their global population. They are bottom-dwelling creatures who are omnivores. They eat mollusks, fish, algae, and other plant life.
The lobster that we generally eat are American and European clawed lobsters. They are a cold water species that live on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical lobsters are also eaten but tropical lobsters are usually clawless known as spiny or slipper lobsters. Lobsters are found in all of the world’s ocean. They are also found in brackish water and in freshwater. Overfishing is not the only thing that is causing the decline of these crustaceans but also pollution which causes shell rot and other illnesses.
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