Chionoecetes tanneri

Alternate names: grooved tanner crab

Author: Rathbun, 1893


General: Orange to orange-red in coloration. Interspace between brachial regions is deep, brachial region extends beyond the lateral margin. Two spines at the intersection of the branchial ridges.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Ocean range (global): Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea to Mexico border. Note that the "Tanner" crab (C. bairdi) has a more northern distribution (Bering Sea to Oregon).

Published depth range: 53 - 1900 m

Additional Information

Diet: Likely cannabilistic.


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Jadamec L., W. Donaldson, and P. Cullenberg (1999). Biological field techniques for Chionoecetes crabs. University of Alaska Sea Grant. AK-SG-99-02, Fairbanks. 80 pp.

Citation: Chionoecetes tanneri (Rathbun, 1893) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-24.
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