The Lobster is the state crustacean of Maine, and one of its important exports.
The lobster (Homarus americanus) is a marine crustacean with a muscular tail and claws. Once considered cheap livestock fodder, lobster has become a highly-prized gourmet food.
Its status as state crustacean was adopted in 2016 through a student-sponsored bill by the Legislature of 2015.
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Moose (Animal) • Wild Blueberry (Berry) • Chickadee (Bird) • Maine Coon cat (Cat) • Lobster (Crustacean) •