Extremely rare iridescent lobster caught in waters off New England

(WSVN) — Lobsters can come in all shapes, colors and sizes, but finding  either an iridescent or albino lobster is extremely rare.

Alex Todd, of Chebeague Island, recently caught one, according to a post shared by the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association.

“This lobster probably has a genetic condition called Leucism which isn’t a total loss of pigment (which would make it an albino) but instead a partial loss,” the association said in a Facebook post.

The group said after the picture was taken, the unique-looking lobster was thrown back into the water.

Officials say the chances of finding an albino lobster is one in 100 million.

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