Lola: Rare Six-Clawed Lobster (video)

Credits: Richard Figueiredo F/V Rachel Leah

Credits: Richard Figueiredo F/V Rachel Leah

A 10-year-old crustacean six-clawed lobster has been trap and caught by the fishermen off Hyannis, Massachusetts. The four-pound lobster consist of six  claws on one limb.
According to aquarium manager Aimee Hayden-Roderiques:

“This claw deformity is a genetic mutation. Sometimes they have this throughout their life, sometimes this happens during a regeneration from a damaged or lost claw.”

“Sometimes the genes will just get a little mixed and it will grow a funny claw. But I’ve never seen anything like this.”

The six-clawed lobster was set to display in public at the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor this week. It was given the named “Lola.”

“We got a very interesting call from a man in Hyannis, Massachusetts. He had offered it to one of the other aquariums in New England and they weren’t interested…we said yes! We specialize in special and odd lobster so we’d love to take it,” Aimee added.

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