Bi-colored lobsters are super rare

A fisherman caught a lobster with a half-orange, half-gray-brown body that only exists in the wild at a rate of 1/50 million.

Desbois fishing company in Quebec shared a photo of a rare lobster on Facebook on May 21, attracting more than 3,800 likes and 1,000 comments. Most lobsters have dark green or brown shells. Rarer cases may have blue, yellow, white, or multicolored shells. According to Desbois, they caught this specimen on Anticosti Island. Its shell is divided into two distinct colors in the middle of its body.

Desbois’s fishermen decided to release the shrimp into the water because it was so small. Lobsters sold on the market usually weigh 0.5 – 1 kg and are 5 – 7 years old. But this animal can live up to 100 years old and reach a weight of 20 kg.

In early May, another two-colored lobster was also donated to the University of New England Marine Science Center. According to the university, half-orange, half-gray brown lobsters only exist at a rate of 1/50 million, rarer than blue lobsters (1/2 million) and albino lobsters (1/100). Currently, the Marine Science Center is studying how lobster larvae are affected by warm waters in the Gulf of Maine.