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Metacarcinus gracilis (Graceful crab),17 meters,12ºC, Santa Rosa Island, California ,2016
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Profile lexID: 12074 AphiaID: 440387 Scientific: Metacarcinus gracilis German: Hübscher Taschenkrebs, Anmutiger Taschenkrebs English: Graceful Rock Crab, Graceful Crab, Slender Crab Category: Krabben Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Cancridae (Family) > Metacarcinus (Genus) > gracilis (Species) Initial determination: (Dana, ), 1852 Occurrence: , North Pacific (Ocean) , Mexico (East Pacific) Alaska , Canada, Golf van Californië Sea depth: 1 - 189 Meter Size: 6 cm - 11,5 cm Temperature: 7°C - 12°C Food: Carnivore, Aas, Bodemfauna, Kreeftachtigen, Ongewervelden Difficulty: Cold water animal Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Metacarcinus gracilis (Dana, 1852)
The slender crab carapace is usually olive brown, and its legs vary from yellowish brown to purple.
Larvae and small juveniles of this species are often seen riding jellyfish, especially Phacellophora camtschatica. The juvenile crabs steal food from the jellyfish and also clean off parasitic amphipods
Similar to Metacarcinus magister.
Cancer gracilis Dana, 1852
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