Red Rock Crab
(Cancer productus)

image of a Red Rock Crab

Image ID: 172-00

Comments : These are fairly common in the Puget Sound, and are distinguished from other crabs of similar size by the deep red color and black tips on their claws. They are good eating, like their relatives the Dungeness Crab, but are much nastier, and will pinch right through a neoprene glove if given half a chance.
Common name : Red Rock Crab
Scientific Name : Cancer productus
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 5.5 inches
Camera Used : Canon D30 digital in Ikelite Housing
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