European Langoustine

European Lobster is known variously as the Nephrons lobster, Norway lobster, Dublin Bay prawn and langoustine. It is a slim, orange-pink lobster, which grows up to 10 inches (25 cm) long and is one of the most important commercial crustacean in Europe.

European Langoustine is widespread in the northeast Atlantic, from the mid part of Norway and south into the Mediterranean Sea. In Icelandic waters it is found in the warmer waters off the south, southeast and southwest coast, mostly at depths of 360-885 feet and ocean temperatures of 43-48°F (6-9 °C). The Langoustine’s are small compared to other lobster species and are in fact not considered a lobster by everyone, as some of the English names imply. The nephrons in Icelandic waters are large, nevertheless, compared to nephrons in European waters. Fully grown males in Icelandic waters are from 8 to 10 inches from the eyes to the tail. The females are smaller or rarely more than 7 inches.

The Fish Dock carries Langoustine Tails, which are of the highest quality.