Project Description

A red rock crab (Cancer productus) seemed to enjoy eating fish eggs while hanging almost upside-down under a rock overhang.  The eggs are mostly protected within the remains of a giant acorn barnacle, but this crab has been lucky enough to scoop a few out for a meal.  The red rock crab with claws tipped in black and brick red carapace, make this animal easy to identify.  Adults have a shell width of about eight inches (20 cm), and their range is from central Alaska to northern Mexico.