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Pacific North West
Aquatic Specimen Collection


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  Cnidaria | Mollusca | Echinodermata | PolychaetaPisces |
Rocks with live benthos

*Special order specimens are those which are infrequently encountered or pose specific collecting challenges. 

Example Common Name
Latin Name
Comments* Size & Distribution US$

Dungeness crab

Cancer magister


Carapace width to 9 inches (23 cm). From Pribilof Islands to Santa Barbara, California.

Red rock Crab

Cancer productus


Carapace to 6.2 inches (15.8cm). Range from Kodiak Island, Alaska to Isla San Martin, Baja California.


Heart crab

Phyllolithodes papillosus


To 3.6 inches (9 cm). From Dutch Harbor, Alaska to San Miguel Island, California.

Puget Sound king crab:

Lopholithodes mandtii


Carapace width to 12 inches (30 cm) or more. Ranges from Sitka, Alaska to Monterey, California.

Red fur or Hairy or Spiny lithode crab

Acantholithodes hispidus


Carapace to 2.5 inches (6 cm). From Moorovskoy Bay, Alaska to Monterey and San Nicolas Island, California.

Graceful decorator crab

Oregonia gracilis


Size to 1.5 inches (3.9 cm). Bering Sea to Monterey; also Japan.

Longhorn decorator crab

Chorilia longipes


To 1.8 inches (4.5 cm). From Kodiak, Alaska to Mexico.


Northern kelp crab

Pugettia producta


Carapace to 3.6 inches (9.3 cm). Found from Prince of Wales Island, Alaska to Baja California.

Graceful or Slender kelp crab

Pugettia gracilis


Carapace width to 1.3 inches (3.4 cm). Found from Aleutian Islands to Monterey.

Umbrella, Turtle butterfly crab

Cryptolithodes spp.


Carapace to 3.6 inches (9.0 cm). From Sitka, Alaska to Point, California.

Purple shore crab

Hemigrapsus nudus


Carapace to 2.2 inches (5.6 cm). From Yakobi Island, Alaska to Bahia de Tortuga, Mexico.

Sharpnose crab

Scyra acutifrons


Carapace to 1.7 inches (4.3 cm). From Kodiak, Alaska to Punta San Carlos, Mexico.

Blackeyed hermit crab

Pagurus armatus


Carapace length to 1.7 inches (4.3 cm). From Dutch Harbor, Alaska to San Diego, California.

Hermit crabs misc.



Spot shrimp or Prawn

Pandalus platyceros


Size to 9.9 inches (25.3 cm). Range from Unalaska Island, Alaska to San Diego, California: Sea of Japan and Korea Strait.

Giant (Acorn) barnacles, cluster

Balanus nubilus

. Individuals to 5 inches (12.5 cm) high and 4 inches (10 cm) wide. Found from Alaska to southern California.