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Chionoecetes angulatus   (Angled Tanner Crab)

Photo of Chionoecetes angulatus  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2113)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Chatham Strait, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Deep water, below 1000 meters
Photo Date Upload Date October 19, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2113
Notes Rarely encountered, this species is occasionally collected in deepwater traps. I have collected small specimens from the stomachs of black cod (sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria). Easily confused with the grooved tanner crab (Chionoecetes tanneri), the wider groove in the center of the carapace and the single spine in the postero-lateral corner of each side distinguish Chionoecetes angulatus from that species.

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