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Northern kelp crab

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Northern kelp crab

Pugettia productus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Epialtidae
Genus: Pugettia
Species: P. productus
Binomial name
Pugettia productus
(J. W. Randall, 1840)
Synonyms
  • Pugettia producta
  • Epialtus producta
  • Epialtus productus

Pugettia productus, known as the northern kelp crab or shield-backed kelp crab,[1] is a species of crab in the family Epialtidae.[2]

Distribution

Found along the Pacific Coast from southern Alaska to northern Mexico.[3]

Description

Dark brown coloured with carapace shaped like a police officer's badge or shield. As the name suggests, it feeds on kelp. Size to 9 cm (3.5 in) across the carapace.

References

External links

  • , NW Marine Life


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