Hyas lyratus

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Lyre crab:
Lyre crab (Hyas lyratus): The lyre crab is a common low intertidal and subtidal species. Superficially similar to the related Tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi), the lyre crab has a carapace distinctly longer than wide rather than subequal or slightly wider than long. Another species, Hyas coarctus, is common in the northern Gulf of Alaska and may range further south (this species is listed in the distribution database from North Pacific Groundfish Observer program as occurring throughout SE Alaska).

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