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Cancer magister (Dungeness crab)

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Copyright © 2005 Mary Jo Adams

Copyright © 2005 Mary Jo Adams

The Dungeness crab is large with a fan shaped carapace up to 8 inches across. Lateral to each eye are 10 projections or "teeth". The 10th tooth is located at the widest point of the carapace. The carapace varies in color from reddish brown to purplish and may have a gray tint. The claws are white tipped.

Watch for this crab in areas with sandy or sandy/muddy bottoms and in eelgrass. It may be hard to spot because it buries itself in the soft sediment. It is found very low in the intertidal and subtidally at depths to 750 feet.

 

 

 

 

 

Original page on EZ-ID Guides was created by Mary Jo Adams on 10/23/05

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