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Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab; Tanner crab)

Wikipedia Abstract

Chionoecetes bairdi is a species of crab known alternatively as bairdi crab and tanner crab. C. bairdi is closely related to Chionoecetes opilio, and it can be difficult to distinguish C. opilio from C. bairdi. Both species are found in the Bering Sea and are sold commercially under the name "Snow crab". Tanner crabs have suffered from overfishing and as a result strict controls have been placed on tanner crab fisheries.
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Prey / Diet

Axinopsida serricata (lenticular axinopsid)[1]
Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab)[1]
Echiurus echiurus (Echiurud worm)[1]
Lacuna vincta (northern lacuna)[1]
Nucella lamellosa (frilled dogwinkle)[1]
Pronucula tenuis (smooth nutclam)[1]


Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[1]
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[2]
Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)[3]
Bathyraja interrupta (Sandpaper skate)[3]
Bathyraja minispinosa (Smallthorn skate)[1]
Bathyraja parmifera (Flathead skate)[1]
Beringraja binoculata (Big skate)[3]
Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab)[1]
Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)[4]
Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)[1]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[1]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[2]
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus (Red Irish lord)[1]
Hemilepidotus jordani (Yellow Irish lord)[5]
Hemitripterus bolini (Bigmouth sculpin)[1]
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)[2]
Hippoglossoides robustus (Bering flounder)[1]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Lepidopsetta bilineata (Rock sole)[1]
Lepidopsetta polyxystra (Northern rock sole)[2]
Limanda aspera (Yellowfin sole)[2]
Lycodes palearis (Wattled eelpout)[1]
Microstomus pacificus (Slippery sole)[1]
Myoxocephalus jaok (Plain sculpin)[1]
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus (Sculpin)[1]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[1]
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)[3]
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)[2]
Sebastes aleutianus (Rougheye rockfish)[1]
Sebastes alutus (Snapper)[1]
Sebastolobus alascanus (Channel rockcod)[1]


East Pacific;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Groundfish Food Habits and Predation on Commercially Important Prey Species in the Eastern Bering Sea From 1997 Through 2001, Lang, G. M., P. A. Livingston, and K. A. Dodd, 2005, U.S. Dep. Comer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-158, 230 p.
3Diet and trophic ecology of skates in the Gulf of Alaska (Raja and Bathyraja spp.): ecological information for ecosystem–based management of demersal resources, David A. Ebert, Joseph J. Bizzarro, Simon C. Brown, Mariah D. Boyle, and Gregor M. Cailliet, NPRB Project 621 Final Report (2008)
4Feeding Biology of the Blackfin Sculpin (Malacocottus kincaidi Gilbert and Thompson, 1905) and the Spinyhead Sculpin (Dasycottus setiger Bean, 1890) in the Northeastern Gulf of Alaska, STEPHEN C. JEWETT, ROBERT H. DAY, AND HOWARD M. FEDER, Pacific Science (1989) , vol. 43, no. 2, p. 144-151
5Life history traits of sculpins in the eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Todd T. TenBrink and Kerim Y. Aydin, NPRB Project 628 Final Report (2009)
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