Cancer productus   Randall, 1840

red rock crab

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Cancridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 78177).  Subtropical, preferred 9°C (Ref. 107945); 61°N - 30°N, 168°W - 116°W (Ref. 78486)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: Nunivak and Kodiak Islands, Alaska to Isla San Martin, Baja California. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 78486)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range is from intertidal to about 90 m. Max size from male specimen captured off Punta Banda, Baja California (Ref. 78177). Forages on shores protected from wave action. Juveniles and mating pairs occur in the intertidal zone only on nocturnal high tides (Ref. 78483). Buries itself in the substrate during periods of inactivity (Ref. 78491). Excavating predator (Ref. 78493). Most species produce a single brood each winter but may reach up to two or three broods per year and the reproductive life span is about 4 years. The cumulative number of broods produced over the maximum life span is about 4 broods (Ref. 78494). Also Refs. 78494, 111898, 111907 (Ref. 56049).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Most species produce a single brood each winter but may reach up to two or three broods per year and the reproductive life span is about 4 years. The cumulative number of broods produced over the maximum life span is about 4 broods.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jensen, G.C. 1995. (Ref. 78177)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8 - 12.1, mean 9.6 (based on 82 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high