When most people see a lobster, they don’t know if it is a male or female unless they’re lobster experts or simply familiar with how to distinguish between the two. There are a few noticeable differences from a female Lobster to a male lobster.
A female lobsters tail is larger than a males because the female must carry all of the eggs, which believe it or not, can sometimes be up-to 100,000 eggs if the female lobster is around 8-10lbs! On average a female lobster carries roughly 7,500-10,000 eggs. Another way to distinguish between the two is look under the tail where the feeders are located. A females feeders are soft and crossed where a males feeders are hard and touched together facing forward.
When a female lobster is born, it takes about a full year for the lobster to grow into its “adult” size. Once a female lobster has reached its adult size, it begins the process of finding a mate. Finding a male lobster to mate with is very different than how your mom may have met your dad or vice versa. Although, that would be a very interesting connection between humans and lobsters if that was the case.