Lobster Grading Information

Types
Eastern Rock
Western Rock
Preservation
Live
Raw
Cooked
Chilled
Frozen
Condition
Whole
Half & Clean
Sashimi
Tails
Head
Grading
-460 gms
461-570 gms
571-690 gms
691-800 gms
801-910 gms
911-1140 gms
1141+ gms

Scientific Name - Sagmariasus verreauxi

Eastern Rock Lobster Description

Sagmariasus verreauxi is a species of spiny lobster that lives around northern New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands the Chatham Islands and Australia from Queensland to Tasmania. It is probably the longest decapod crustacean in the world, alongside the American lobster Homarus americanus, growing to lengths of up to 60 centimetres.





Scientific Name - Panulirus cygnus

Western Rock Lobster Description

The species has five pairs of legs that are used to move across the ocean floor, the fifth set possessing claws in the female, and six smaller pairs are located at the mouth. The eyes are located at the ends of stalks. They vary in colour from a brownish purple to a pale colour. The exoskeleton is segmented, and must be shed as the animal grows. The largest recorded specimen is 5.5 kilograms, but a maximum weight of 5.5 kg is considered typical. The average accepted form of measurement, that of the carapace, is from 80 to 100 millimetres in length.





Frozen - Whole Cooked & Raw

Grade Weight Per Piece Count/Carton (10 kg)
A 460 gms and under 22-27 counts
B 461-570 gms 18-21 counts
C 571-690 gms 15-17 counts
D 691-800 gms 13-14 counts
E 801-910 gms 11-12 counts
F 911-1140 gms 9-10 counts
G 1141 gms and over 8 countsand under

Frozen - Tails Raw

Grade Weight Per Piece Count/Carton Carton Weight
SAA 140-180 gms 25-32 counts 4.54 kgs
SRB 181-210 gms 22-24 counts 4.54 kgs
SAB 211-240 gms 19-21 counts 4.54 kgs
SAC 241-280 gms 16-18 counts 4.54 kgs
SAD 281-360 gms 13-15 counts 4.54 kgs
TAE 361-480 gms 24-31 counts 11.34 kgs
TAF 481-600 gms 19-23 counts 11.34 kgs
TAG 601+ gms 18 counts & under 11.34 kgs

Frozen - Heads Raw

Grade Weight Per Piece Count/Carton (10 kg)
ARHSMAL 460 gms and under 38-43 counts
RHMED 461-570 gms 30-35 counts
RHLARG 571-690 gms 25-30 counts

Live All

Grade Weight Per Piece Carton (8 kg) Carton (9 kg) Carton (15 kg)
LAA 420 gms & under 20 counts and above 22 counts and above 28 counts and above
LLA 490 gms & under 17 counts and above 20 counts and above 33 counts and above
LLB 490-610 gms 14-16 count 16-19 count 26-32 count
LLC 611-740 gms 12-13 count 13-15 count 21-26 count
LLD 741-850 gms 10-11 count 11-12 count 28-21 count
LLE 851-970 gms 8-9 count 10-11 count 16-18 count
LLF 971-1220 gms 7-8 count 8-9 count 13-16 count
LLG 1221-1800 gms 5-7 count 6-8 count 9-13 count
LLH 1801+ gms 4 counts & under 6 counts & under 9 counts and under
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