Edible lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), widespread in the Mediterranean and northeastern Atlantic. It is sold as a delicacy over much of its range. Scampi live in burrows on soft sea bottoms at depths of 33 to 820 ft (10–250 m). They grow to about 8 in. (200 mm) long and weigh about 7 oz (200 g). The slender claws may be almost as long as the body. Most scampi are trawled, but some are caught in baited lobster pots.
Variants of SCAMPI
scampi or Dublin Bay prawn or Norway lobster
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on scampi, visit Britannica.com.
Seen & Heard
What made you look up scampi? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.