Specialists point out that the chances of finding one of those crustaceans with such characteristics are one in 50 million.
A lobster of a rather unusual hue was caught in the bay of New England (USA). The captain of a fishing vessel found the crustacean, which has half its body bright orange and the other black, and delivered it to the Maine Coastal Fishing Center.
The bicolor male joined other specimens that are already exhibited in a saltwater tank of the center, including a blue specimen and a pair of rare calico lobsters (which have a mottled coloration, orange and black tones).
The species will spend a short season in the place, so that visitors can observe it and educate themselves about these curious animals, and then it will be returned to the marine waters from where it was extracted.
According to specialists, the unique pigmentation of this lobster is due to a genetic mutation and the possibility of finding a specimen with these characteristics is one in 50 million.