Metacarcinus magister   (Dana, 1852)

Dungeness crab
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Cancridae
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Main reference
Shirley, S.M., T.C. Shirley and S.D. Rice. 1987. (Ref. 8391)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 22.5 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)

Environment
Demersal; depth range 0 - 360 m (Ref. 865)

Climate / Range
Temperate

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: Alaska to USA.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found on soft bottoms in very low intertidal areas to a depth of 360 meters (Ref. 865).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high