Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (Pacific Northwest). Dungeness Crab.
WASHINGTON COOPERATIVE FISHERY RESEARCH UNIT SEATTLE
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This species profile is one of a series on coastal aquatic organisms, principally fish, of sport, commercial, or ecological importance. The profiles are designed to provide coastal managers, engineers, and biologists with a brief comprehensive sketch of the biological characteristics and environmental requirements of the species and to describe how populations of the species may be expected to react to environmental changes caused by coastal development. Each profile has sections on taxonomy, life history, ecological role, environmental requirements, and economic importance, if applicable. Keywords Dungeness Crab Cancer magister Pacific edible crab Edible crab Market crab Commercial crab Crustacea Life cycles Reproduction Habitats Marine biology.
- Biological Oceanography