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Metacarcinus magister (Dungeness crab)

Synonyms: Cancer magister

Wikipedia Abstract

The Dungeness crab, Metacarcinus magister (formerly Cancer magister), is a species of crab that inhabits eelgrass beds and water bottoms on the west coast of North America. It typically grows to 20 cm (7.9 in) across the carapace and is a popular seafood prized for its sweet and tender flesh. Its common name comes from the port of Dungeness, Washington.
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Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Coastal, Brackish Water
Diet [1]  Carnivore

Emblem of

Oregon

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Microphallus similis[6]
Pseudospelotrema japonicum[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

East Pacific;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Feeding Habits of the Dungeness Crab Cancer magister as Determined by the Index of Relative Importance, B. G. Stevens, D. A. Armstrong and R. Cusimano, Marine Biology 72, 135-145 (1982)
3Jorrit 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.
4Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository.
5Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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