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The Dungeness crab, Metacarcinus magister (the naming convention recognized by WoRMS) or Cancer magister, is a species of crab that inhabits eelgrass beds and water bottoms on the west coast of North America. It typically grows to 7.9 in across the carapace and is a popular seafood prized for its sweet and tender flesh. Its common name comes from the port of Dungeness, Washington.
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Dungeness Crab
The Dungeness crab, Metacarcinus magister (the naming convention recognized by WoRMS) or Cancer magister, is a species of crab that inhabits eelgrass beds and water bottoms on the west coast of North America. It typically grows to 7.9 in across the carapace and is a popular seafood prized for its sweet and tender flesh. Its common name comes from the port of Dungeness, Washington.