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Topic: edible California crab varieties  (Read 582 times)

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Phil Hill

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Hi
I've been enjoying catching crabs and am starting to wonder how many types there are for me to look for. So far I have caught Dungeness and Red Rock Crabs.

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Red rock crab
Pacific rock crab
Box crab

Don't quote me  :smt003

« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 06:23:21 AM by Cabeza de Martillo »
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Been seeing more and more of these guys when Diving.  Puget Sound King Crabs
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Last time out at HMB I caught 4 species, dungeness, red rock, pacific rock and yellow rock. This adds yellow rock to your list so I attached a couple of pics.


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As far as I know, they are all edible... meaning no specific toxins for other issues for any particular species.

I've personally eaten the various rock crab varieties (red, yellow, brown), dungies, box crabs, and kelp crabs.

There also is (or was) a commercial fishery for sheep crabs.


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Wow that's great guys.
 I looked up a picture of the Puget Sound King Crab do you DG find them up at Fort Bragg?
4 varieties at one time sounds real good JP52. Which was your favorite?

thanks,
Phil


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I looked up a picture of the Puget Sound King Crab do you DG find them up at Fort Bragg?
Yes they are in Ft Bragg.  They can be found in Alaska down to central ca. 
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The Puget Sound King Crab I ate was caught in Caspar cove up between Mendocino and Ft. Bragg.


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Phil,
Wow that's great guys.
 I looked up a picture of the Puget Sound King Crab do you DG find them up at Fort Bragg?
4 varieties at one time sounds real good JP52. Which was your favorite?

thanks,
Phil


I think the best tasting are red and pacific rock followed by dungeness and yellow last. Of course, dungeness have so much more meat that I like to catch them most of all :smt002.


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Thanks guys.
I had to look up the Pacific Rock Crab.
Now all I have to do is go find them.


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I had to look up the Pacific Rock Crab.

There was a pic on the 1st reply to this post.

More than you ever wanted to know about rock crabs

https://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/wdb/pub/species_profiles/82_11-117.pdf
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 07:57:07 AM by Cabeza de Martillo »
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Cabeza de Martillo

Thanks for referring me back to your first post.
I saved your pdf. which was really good!