Chaceon fenneri

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Chaceon fenneri
Chaceon fenneri from NOAA.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Geryonidae
Genus: Chaceon
Species: C. fenneri
Binomial name
Chaceon fenneri
(Manning & Holthuis, 1984)

Geryon fenneri

Chaceon fenneri, commonly known as the golden crab or golden deepsea crab, is one of several species of crab harvested for food by humans. It was formerly called Geryon fenneri. Like the blue crab, its common name comes from the color of its shell; it is usually cream to tan in color. Both parts of the binomen Chaceon fenneri commemorate Fenner A. Chace, Jr.[1] It is generally found on the ocean beds in the tropical regions of the Atlantic Ocean, and cannot swim. This crab is large, similar in size to a dinner plate.[2] Its diet includes benthic (bottom-dwelling) organisms like mollusks and worms.


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