Also referred to as the Canadian lobster, true lobster, northern lobster, and the American lobster, the Maine lobster is very large lobster species that can weigh up to 45 pounds. It is the heaviest crustacean and arthropod living today. Scientific Name: Homarus americanus Characteristics: Like all Safari models, this figurine was hand painted and professionally crafted with scientific accuracy in mind. For example, on this statuette you can identify the round claw which is used for crushing prey, as well as the thin claw with sharp spines that allows the lobster to hold onto its prey. Size and Color: 8 inches long and 5 inches wide, this Maine lobster model is about as wide as a dollar bill and as long as a legal sized piece of paper. Despite popular belief, Maine lobsters are not bright red; instead, they are mostly dark blue with red accents, and can even be entirely bright blue or yellow. All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.