• Norwegian: pygmetrollhummer


This is one of the smallest squat lobsters in Norway. The body length, including tale, does not exceed 18 mm. The legs are semitransparent. The front pair is relatively long. The body is salmon-red or orange with a beige band running along the back. The rostrum (the spine in the forehead) is narrow with four small spines on each side.


It seems to thrive on any substrate. Registrations have been made on depths from 10 to 500 meters.


The tiny G. intermedia is easily overlooked due to its modest size, but can be found anywhere along the Norwegian coast, as far north as Troms. It can be found along most European coasts, including the Mediterranean.