Malacostraca | Decapoda
Jørgensen, L.L. 2006. (Ref. 78813)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 22.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78813)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 240 m (Ref. 865)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 5°C (Ref. 107945); 65°N - 36°N, 127°E - 126°W (Ref. 78813)
Northern Pacific: from South Korea to Kamchatka Krai, Russia, and Norton Sound, Alaska to Great Bay, Vancouver Island. Introduced in Arctic Russia and Norway.
Has two migrations, mating-molting and feeding migration (Ref. 78813). This is the most valuable commercial crab on the Pacific coast of North America (Ref. 865). Maximum depth from Ref. 101157. Exhibits cannibalism (Ref. 101157). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)