A lobster, a large crustacean with a prominent tail and pincers. Depicted as a reddish-orange lobster (as cooked) from above, with a long body and tail, short, tentacle-like eyes, and ten legs, the top of which are very large pincers.

Often used to represent lobster as food as well as in connection to the US state of Maine.

In its release year of 2018, Emojipedia’s original sample image was criticized as anatomically incorrect but was shortly after resolved. That year, the transgender community embraced the lobster as a symbol for their efforts for Transgender Flag emoji.

Samsung, WhatsApp, and Facebook’s lobsters are depicted at an angle.

Lobster was approved as part of Unicode 11.0 in 2018 and added to Emoji 11.0 in 2018.