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    Default What are these?

    Near the end of shrimping season this year, I pulled up these two guys. They look like baby lobsters but I've never heard of lobsters in this region. What do you think?
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    Looks like sea fleas that have had legs stuck to them......

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    Juvenile crabs?

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    Default Munida

    Squat Shrimp / Squat Lobster

    It is related to Crab not lobster according to the Sea Life Center Bio dude! Lots of pictures on the internet and a ton of information. If you got them in PWS they are a little North of their normal range.

    Southern Alaska to Mexico


    http://www.photovault.com/Link/Anima...theidCrab.html -

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMoose View Post
    Squat Shrimp / Squat Lobster

    It is related to Crab not lobster

    Southern Alaska to Mexico


    www.photovault.com/Link/Animals/.../GalatheidCrab.html -

    Hey moose tried your link.. it said to also see vanessa Willams penthouse photos......


    I guess that fits in with a shrimpy crab posting????
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    Thanks BlueMoose.

    I started checking out some of the information on the web and one site said the North end of their range is around Sitka; I caught these in Passage Canal.

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    i caught one of those last fall during the last week of shrimping myself. didn't have a camera with us, so we just pitched it back

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    Default Dang

    I never opened link dang! Sorry! Dang! DANG! I have to Give the Sea Life Center Props for the HELP! DANG!

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    Look at the pictures in this link. Is this what they were?
    http://www.mexfish.com/fish/prcrab/prcrab.htm

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    Default Similar but I don't think so

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhuntster View Post
    Look at the pictures in this link. Is this what they were?
    http://www.mexfish.com/fish/prcrab/prcrab.htm

    The photo on this link shows the crab floating in a group at or near the surface. My two critters were somewhere between 600' - 700' deep.

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    I also caught some of these in passage canal at the end of the season. about 400 feet by the waterfalls. a bunch of them on one check. I think my pots had traveled during that check so they might have been caught of the bottom. would like to know what they were.

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    Used to get them all the time in SE. Some areas more than others. We called em cancer crab cuz that what everybody was calling them. Don't know for sure their real name. Maybe migrating up here cuz everybody threw them back and just kept the shrimp.
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    Post Pelagic Red Crab

    The picture looks a lot like the ones that fishhuntster posted the link for a pelagic red crab.
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    I caught several in PWS as well this summer -

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    It's a squat lobster.

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    So the next question is, can or should you eat em'?

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