The Mackled Malaclaw was a magical land beast which closely resembled the lobster in appearance. The Malaclaw had light grey skin with green spots, and could reach a length of twelve inches. Although it resembled a lobster, it was unfit to eat, and anyone who ate flesh of a Malaclaw would come down with a nasty fever and develop a green rash.[1]

Description

The Malaclaw was found along the rocky coastline of Europe and dines mainly on crustaceans. A bite from a Malaclaw had the unusual side effect of making the victim unlucky for up to a week. Any witch or wizard bitten by a Malaclaw should call off all bets, wagers and ventures since they would definitely go against him.[1]

The tail of the Malaclaw could be used in potions. At the age of fourteen, the Potioneer Zygmunt Budge was capable of correcting his Potions Professor on the use of Mackled Malaclaw tails in potion-making. This, among other signs, made Budge feel he was prepared to enter the Wizarding Schools Potions Championship despite being underage.[2]

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