Chionoecetes opilio

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Vulnerability
Not Assessed Species’ vulnerability not assesed

Information

A Benthic (seafloor level) shelf and upper slope species, inhabiting sand or muddy bottoms over depths ranging between 20-1200 m, with higher abundance from 70-280 m in the Atlantic populations.Feeding on a wide variety of Benthic (seafloor level) invertebrates: crustaceans (shrimps, crabs, amphipods, isopods), bivalves, brittle stars, polychaetes, etc. Subtropical; -1°C – 10°C.

Localization

Western Atlantic from Greenland, Newfoundland to the Gulf of Maine. Noth Pacific: from Arctic Alaska westward to northern Siberia and southward through the Bering Strait to the Aleutian Islands, Kamchatka, Okhotsk, Japan and Korea.

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Environment

Marine

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