What kind of crab can you catch off of the coast of California and eat?



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    There are several types of edible crabs that can be caught off the coast of California. The Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) can be found occasionally off the southern California coast. Other types that are caught by commercial and recreational fishermen are the yellow crab (Cancer anthonyi), red crab (Cancer productus), rock crab (Cancer antennarius), and slender crab (Cancer gracilis). Pictures and distinguishing characteristics of these crabs can be found at the site listed below.

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