Chaceon quinquedens, commonly known as the Atlantic deep sea red crab, or simply Atlantic red crab or red crab is a crab that lives in the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast of the United States and Canada, from North Carolina to Nova Scotia.
The crab is commercially fished as food; the National Marine Fisheries Service annual quota is 3.95 million pounds. The species resembles a snow crab from Alaska. According to the Virginia Marine Products Board, the average weight of the crab is about one to two pounds, and the average size is "1-2 lbs. or 5 to 7 inches (12.5cm-17.5cm) across the back of the shell."
- Essential Fish Habitat Source Document: Red Deepsea Crab, Chaceon (Geryon) quinquedens, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-163, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service Northeast Region, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (January 2001)