Lopholithodes foraminatus

Alternate names: brown box crab

Author: (Stimpson, 1859)


Size: Carapace length to 18.5 cm.

General: Reddish brown or tan, large chelipeds.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Ocean range (global): Northeast Pacific; Bering Sea to San Diego, CA.

Published depth range: Intertidal to 547 m (usually below 18 m).

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Clark, R. (unpublished) West Coast Slope Invertebrates Juan de Fuca Strait to Baja California (And Southern California Shelf).

Donaldson, W. and S. Byersforfer (2005). Biological field techniques for lithodid crabs. Alaska Sea Grant Program, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. 76 pp.

Citation: Lopholithodes foraminatus ((Stimpson, 1859)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Lopholithodes%20foraminatus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-09-25.
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