Chionoecetes bairdi

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Tanner crab:
Tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi): The commercially important Tanner crab is the target of a very large Alaska fishery. Juveniles are sometimes common in the low intertidal, however adults are typically encountered from 10 to 100 meters. It is common to find molts washed up in estuaries, as like many crabs these tend to molt at the same time. Closely related to the snow crab, Chionoecetes opilio (not found in SE Alaska), C. bairdi differs in having red eyes and the rostrum angles upward in profile. Where the two species co-occur in the Aleutians, hybrids are common.

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