This huge lobster, which my mouth has been watering over, was caught by a fishing vessel in 238 meters of water off the southern coast of England. The specimen is five times larger than an average lobster and is adorned with distinctive mustaches that weigh over 4 kilograms. The lobster was named Poseidon and is currently being studied by scientists. Poseidon could feed a small village, but I am sure the screams would be deafening when he hit the boiling water.
photo credits: APEX
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Posted by CTM | April 8th, 2008 8:15 am
Bullshit. That lobster isn’t even close. I’ve eaten bigger, personally.
Posted by steven markworth | April 8th, 2008 9:08 am
I AM a bigger lobster, personally.
Posted by Jan | April 8th, 2008 9:21 am
It is pretty big, but I’ve seen bigger while scuba diving in Panama.
Posted by craig | April 8th, 2008 9:51 am
No one can know what the world’s biggest lobster is, but it’s easy to know that’s not it. Scuba dive sometime and have your eyes opened.
Posted by Jon | April 8th, 2008 11:45 am
That is not even a lobster. It has no claws.
Posted by dan | April 8th, 2008 1:01 pm
thats a big ass fish
Posted by James | April 8th, 2008 1:02 pm
Mmmm, sea cockroach!
Posted by soulb.us | April 8th, 2008 1:59 pm
Worldâ€™s biggest lobster…
Posted by Alex | April 8th, 2008 3:23 pm
That may be the biggest of its particular species, but it certainly is not the biggest amongst all lobsters -.-
For instance, this is one of the smaller of the large lobsters that we catch; http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/9044/dscn0949pc0.jpg
Posted by The Baldchemist | April 9th, 2008 7:27 pm
Fabulous with a bag of chips.
Posted by capnkalvin | April 12th, 2008 9:05 am
Atlantic lobsters (Homarus americanus) usually reach about two feet in length and two or more pounds, although the Guinness Book of World Records lists a giant and presumably very old specimen at 20.14 kg and 1.06 meters from the end of the tail-fan to the tip of the largest claw. hrtp://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=533 The specimen in this picture is a spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) which are usually seen in warmer waters than those off the (even the southern) coast of England. Although they superficially resemble true lobsters in terms of overall shape and having a hard carapace and exoskeleton, the two groups are not closely related. Spiny lobsters can be easily distinguished from true lobsters by their very long, thick, spiny antennae, and by the lack of claws (chelae) on the first four pairs of walking legs, although the females of most species have a small claw on the fifth pair. True lobsters have much smaller antennae and claws on the first three pairs of legs, with the first being particularly enlarged. http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=155 I agree with my scuba diving brethren up the board, I have seen many spinies this size and larger (they can give you a real tussle if you grab a hold of one this big). As a fishing boat captain for many years off the Carolina coast I have caught dozens of spiny lobster on hook and line that approach the size of this one. Go to Utube and search huge lobster and you can see several big spiny lobsters that have been caught and are on their way to the table.
Rooting our misinformation on the information superhighway whenever I can………………….Regards; ck(;
Posted by Mike | April 12th, 2008 10:29 am
Posted by sasa | June 16th, 2008 3:24 am
it’s very big!!!
Posted by sasa | June 16th, 2008 3:26 am
And I am Korean!
Posted by sasa | June 16th, 2008 3:27 am
â†‘I wrote there!
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Posted by Dickbutt | June 19th, 2008 2:50 am
ATTACK THE WEAK POINT FOR MASSIVE DAMAGE
Posted by Jenny | June 23rd, 2008 5:55 am
Holy shit. Bet they’ll make a monster movie outta that one. LOL
Posted by Helza | July 26th, 2008 12:35 pm
I love to eat lobster and as delicous this one mite b I wouldnt…but its ova for his family.
Posted by B | August 6th, 2008 6:09 am
That’s not nearly as big as some I’ve seen!
Posted by Roman | August 19th, 2008 11:17 pm
he must have been delicious
Posted by DR. INTERNETZ | October 20th, 2008 11:13 am
INB4BITCHING ABOUT PHOTOSHOPPED COMMENTS
Posted by Diego | January 2nd, 2009 7:31 pm
That is a real lobster. If you look closely you will see its claws. -PS- That thing is HUGE. I am stunned.
Posted by usd6 | February 5th, 2009 12:44 pm
It is said that eating more seafood would be too much uric acid, but I am still very fond of eating
Posted by Leigh | February 5th, 2009 6:44 pm
why is the blonde holding that THING like it’s a baby??!!D:
Posted by scuba steve | February 5th, 2009 7:34 pm
to all you scuba-ing wonders out there I hate to spoil your fun but things are magnified big time when you dive.
Posted by strato | February 6th, 2009 7:16 am
This is a crayfish. Not a lobster.
Posted by pepper | February 6th, 2009 9:07 am
Posted by deepikapub | February 7th, 2009 9:57 pm
oh!! very big!
Posted by adam | April 12th, 2009 11:30 pm
That may be the biggest lobster, but i am: CORNHOLIO!!
Posted by lobsterific | April 23rd, 2009 3:14 am
no lie thats small!!! i live in southern california, orange county newport beach. i caught the biggest spiny lobster you guys ever seen, actually every time i go to my secret spot i only run into nothing but 10 pounds and up!! no lie i got proof the biggest lobster i caught weight 24 pounds i swear, anyboy wanna see it? hit me up
Posted by Sean | May 10th, 2009 9:16 pm
Definately not the biggest lobster, nor the best. I prefer the ones from the North Atlantic near north america, the ones with the big front claws. I saw a 26 lb, (11 Kilo), lobster for sale in the grocery store last year in Prince Edward Island.
Posted by julie | May 20th, 2009 5:34 pm
your a loser
Posted by julie | May 20th, 2009 5:35 pm
go get a life dumbass
Posted by LobsterQueen | August 8th, 2009 1:32 pm
At 4 kg, that’s nowhere near the biggest. Our local aquarium has one in a tank that is over 10 kg, she’s named Dee Dee. The largest one ever caught was off Nova Scotia, and was 20.15 kg.
Posted by Ken | August 31st, 2009 6:58 am
what the f*ck is a kilogram?
Posted by Scrap5000 | September 3rd, 2009 12:36 am
I have personally seen a 6 foot spiny lobster while night diving in the Caymans, as did everyone else on the dive that night
Posted by Crayboi | March 5th, 2010 5:36 am
It’s a crayfish or Panulirus interruptus to be exact,
so to all of you who say its not a lobster maybe do a bit of research before making stupid comments on here,
Try diving without tanks too, thats how us kiwi’s catch them tanks are for pussys who like to tell loads of dumb stories.
and by the way a Kg is what the rest of the world weigh thing’s in as it’s part of a thing called the metric system (Logical system unlike the imperial system) you yanks don’t seem to embrace,
Posted by Paul Morris | March 8th, 2010 12:57 pm
That is about the average to large size of a Red in NZ. But if you want to see something truly BIG, no MASSIVE visit dive planet NZ under catchbag articles 2010. Our Diver got 1 bigger than a 12 year old child. No Bs, Kindest Regards
Posted by yummy | April 23rd, 2010 7:28 pm
that is very big NOTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Allen | August 1st, 2010 4:04 pm
Wow, that chick is hot.
Posted by tyler grewell | September 8th, 2010 1:20 pm
thats the biggest lobster i have ever seen
Posted by John | September 18th, 2010 5:58 pm
I’m in the lobster business and I’m amazed. For legal reasons we can only sell up to 12 lbs. here in the U.S.
Posted by Bino | October 22nd, 2010 10:15 am
i have about 10 in my fridge LOL
Posted by abby | February 6th, 2011 2:43 pm
whoa! thas uh biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggg ooooooooooooooooone ! ilove lobsters their my favo
Posted by jp | March 9th, 2011 3:26 am
i’ve cought a twelve pounder in Tasmania.
Posted by haley | April 2nd, 2011 5:32 pm
woww thats soo cool is it a spiny lobster
Posted by breal | April 16th, 2011 3:57 pm
wowww that is huge i wish i could eat something like that.
Posted by Suraj RN | May 24th, 2011 4:26 am
Actually that’s a fake one
Posted by Oran Boyd | May 24th, 2011 4:47 am
that is not a lobster it is a cray fish that is worth a lot mor than a lobster
Posted by Oran Boyd | May 24th, 2011 4:49 am
i saw a 4kg cray fish
Posted by lobster species pictures | June 5th, 2011 11:44 am
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Posted by stephen | June 11th, 2011 2:07 pm
from nova scotia one caught here a couple of weeks ago 44+pounds
Posted by Molly | June 18th, 2011 12:02 am
Who spends time on a lobste blog
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