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Jonah Crab

Cancer borealis


The Jonah crab, Cancer borealis, is a species of crab found on the Atlantic coast of North America. It is closely related to the Dungeness crab of the Pacific coast, and is known for its strong claws, although it is not a very aggressive species. It has been fished on a small scale since the 1970s, with less than 1,500 tonnes being caught annually.



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Aaron_G 12 years ago

Moved to Arthropods

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2008
Submitted on Apr 21, 2011

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