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Kodiak Aquarium and Touch Tank: Collected Crabs of Chiniak Bay

[Dungeness Crab, thcrabdung.jpg=8KB] [Tanner Crab, thcrabbairdi.jpg=11KB] [Graceful Decorator Crab, thcrabdecor.jpg=8KB]

Dungeness Crab
Cancer magister

Tanner Crab
Chionoecetes bairdi

Graceful Decorator Crab
Oregonia gracilis




[Graceful Kelp Crab, thcrabkelpa.jpg=5KB] [Pacific Lyre Crab, thcrabhlyrat.jpg=10KB] [Helmet Crab, thcrabtelekin.jpg=9KB]

Graceful Kelp Crab
Pugettia gracilis

Pacific Lyre Crab
Hyas lyratus

Helmet Crab
Telmessus cheiragonus




[Box Crab, thcrabboxa.jpg=8KB] [Triangle Crab, thcrabtriangle.jpg=11KB] [Hairy Crab, thcrabfuzza.jpg=11KB]

Brown Box Crab
Lopholithodes foraminatus

Heart Crab
Phyllolithodes papillosus

Hairy Crab
Hapalogaster mertensii




[Red King Crab, grasping pair, thcrabgprkc14a.jpg=10KB] [Alaskan Hermit Crab, thcrabak_herm.jpg=7KB] [ Crab, thcrabfuzza.jpg=10KB]

Red King Crab
Paralithodes camtschaticus

Alaskan Hermit Crab
Pagurus ochotensis

Pacific Red Hermit
Elassochirus gilli




Digital Photographs by Jan Haaga.

For a look at the many fish and invertebrate species existing in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and Pacific west coast, visit the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's popular Species Photo Gallery.

For a comprehensive list of Alaskan crab species, refer to the recently updated Checklist of Alaskan Crabs (44 kb .pdf file).

See the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Wildlife Notebook Series for further information on king, Tanner crab, and Dungeness crab. 


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