Dungeness Crab

Metacarcinus magister (formerly Cancer magister), is a bottom dwelling species of decapod crustacean that ranges from Alaska's Aleutian Islands to Point Conception, California. Considered a culinary delicacy by many, these crab may grow to 9 inches across their carapace, but normally grow to around 7 inches at maturity. Both sexes go through growth stages called moults where shells harden over time. In 2009 the state of Oregon designated Dungeness crab as the state's official crustacean.
Dungeness Crab

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