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    Default Hairy Dungeness Crab?

    Picked up this guy on Friday...is looks like a dungeness crab, but covered in hair? Pretty lethargic too, so if it was a dungy, maybe something was wrong with it?

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    that doesnt look like a dungy, looks like some sort of box crab

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    Korean hair crab. They'd be a popular export for the commercial fishery if there were more of them around. In my experience they even top dungies on the table.

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    Looks like an 'old crab' to me, with all those barnacles hanging on him.
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    Helmet crab, Telmessus cheiragonus.

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    That's what it looks like to me, after checking it out. Whether or not is was good to eat, it was acting lethargic and was kinda small, like 5-6 inches, so I decided that back into the water it was going to go....I don't know if they're normally a shallow water crab, but I caught it in ~25ft of water...

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    Helmet crab, Telmessus cheiragonus.

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