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Are lobsters bugs?

SaugusSaugus Posts: 3,879Registered User Senior Member
edited February 2010 in High School Life
Obviously not, but like cockroaches, they are arthropods. They both have an exoskeleton with antennas and scavenge.

They also look like scorpions. It seems kind of gross if you think about it.
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Replies to: Are lobsters bugs?

  • jhwu928jhwu928 Posts: 1,368Registered User Junior Member
    They're seabugs.

    That makes them sound kind of cute.
  • MosbyMarionMosbyMarion Posts: 2,656Registered User New Member
    IMHO you have better things to do. But yes, they do look like bugs. Somewhat. Except they are reporeted to taste better and have more meat on their bones.
  • MillancadMillancad Posts: 5,797Registered User Senior Member
    There's some sort of Biblical thing about them being bugs, along with other crustaceans. So they're not kosher. And maybe not halal either.
  • drexelerdrexeler Posts: 708Registered User Member
    I don't know how you people like eating lobster, or seafood in general. Thinking about it makes me wanna barf lol
  • WhanWhan Posts: 822Registered User Junior Member
    mmmmmmmm bugs
  • generallyronggenerallyrong Posts: 1,315Registered User Member
    True bugs are a group within the Insecta phylum, so no.
  • FasinroFasinro Posts: 411- Junior Member
    Lobsters are not bugs as you've pointed out. However, they are very close relatives to the cockroach.

    They are both under the group Myriapoda and the phrase "roaches of the sea" explains the behavior of lobsters and other crustaceans as omnivore scavengers.
  • SaugusSaugus Posts: 3,879Registered User Senior Member
    ^
    See, that makes it SO GROSS that lobsters are considered a delicacy.

    Somebody justify the eating of lobsters to me so I don't throw up.
  • WhanWhan Posts: 822Registered User Junior Member
    They're easier to eat than crabs?
  • GoldenDomerGoldenDomer Posts: 366Registered User Member
    You cannot Saugus, it is gross.
  • GiveherwingsmomGiveherwingsmom Posts: 283Registered User Junior Member
    Per DH, the bug lover PhD (who creeps around at night wearing night goggles to view them, and totally embarrasses our kids):

    Lobsters are decapods not insects. Same phylum different class.

    Here's what wiki says:

    Decapod, from the Greek decapoda meaning "ten-legged":

    * Crustaceans in the Order Decapoda, such as lobsters and crabs

    A lobster is not a bug. It is a crustacean(Crustacea). True bugs are in the class Insecta, order Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera. Crustacea and Insecta both belong in the phylum Arthropoda. From that point, the classification differs.
  • SaugusSaugus Posts: 3,879Registered User Senior Member
    Also, don't clams and mussels seem kind of similar to snails?
  • FasinroFasinro Posts: 411- Junior Member
    Sagus: haha, i can't.

    I mean, after all,some people do consider insects a delicacy.

    I like lobsters, or almost any type of seafood. ha...you might call it disgusting but i call it dinner.

    Although the similarities between them do instill shivers down my spine. lol!
  • generallyronggenerallyrong Posts: 1,315Registered User Member
    I didn't realize I referred to Insecta as a phylum. sad day.
  • FasinroFasinro Posts: 411- Junior Member
    And snails are edible. Escargot!
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