(Manning & Holthuis, 1984)
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. 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. Its diet includes benthic (bottom-dwelling) organisms like mollusks and worms.
- Raymond B. Manning & L. B. Holthuis (1989). "Two new genera and nine new species of geryonid crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Geryonidae)" (PDF). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102 (1): 50–57.
- "NOAA Ocean Explorer: Investigating the Charleston Bump". Retrieved August 9, 2008.
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