Horsehair crab

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Horsehair crab
Erimacrus isenbeckii.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Cheiragonidae
Genus: Erimacrus
Benedict, 1892
Species: E. isenbeckii
Binomial name
Erimacrus isenbeckii
(Brandt, 1848)

The horsehair crab, Erimacrus isenbeckii, (Japanese: ケガニ kegani), is a species of crab which is found in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean and is frequently used in Japanese cuisine.