: Homarus americanus
: H. Milne Edwards, 1837
: 156134
Species Taxonomy
: Nephropidae
: Decapoda
: Malacostraca
: Arthropoda
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Available
: Not available
Zooplankton (Larvae, Eggs)
Results of species assessment according to Target Species selection criteria
Known human health impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known economic impact? Yes
Comments: Some individuals have been diagnosed for symptoms similar to epizootic shell disease, which has caused major damage to lobster fisheries (Stevens 2009; Hauge 2010).
References: AquaNIS. Editorial Board, 2015. Information system on Aquatic Non-Indigenous and Cryptogenic Species. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.corpi.ku.lt/databases/aquanis. Version 2.36+. Accessed 2021-07-23. Hauge, M. 2010. Lobster found to have shell disease. Lobster found to have shell disease., Norway: Institute of Marine Research. http://www.imr.no/nyhetsarkiv/2010/mai/skallsykdom_pavist_hos_hummer/en Stevens, B.G. 2009. Effects of epizootic shell disease in American lobster Homarus americanus determined using a quantitative disease index. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 88: 25-34.
Known measurable environmental impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.