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Pugettia producta (northern kelp crab)

Synonyms: Epialtus productus

Wikipedia Abstract

Pugettia productus, known as the northern kelp crab or shield-backed kelp crab, is a species of crab in the family Epialtidae.
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Water Biome [1]  Coastal

Prey / Diet

Phyllospadix torreyi (Torrey's surfgrass)[2]
Pugettia producta (northern kelp crab)[2]


Anisotremus davidsonii (Xantic sargo)[2]
Arenaria melanocephala (Black Turnstone)[2]
Embiotoca jacksoni (Black perch)[2]
Embiotoca lateralis (Blue seaperch)[2]
Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)[3]
Enteroctopus dofleini (North Pacific giant octopus)[4]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[5]
Heterostichus rostratus (Giant kelpfish)[2]
Hexagrammos decagrammus (Kelp greenling)[2]
Hypsurus caryi (Rainbow surfperch)[2]
Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi damselfish)[2]
Loxorhynchus grandis (sheep crab)[2]
Myliobatis californica (Bat eagle ray)[2]
Orthonopias triacis (Snubnose sculpin)[2]
Oxylebius pictus (Convict fish)[2]
Panulirus interruptus (California spiny lobster)[2]
Paralabrax clathratus (Sea bass)[2]
Paralabrax nebulifer (Sea bass)[2]
Phanerodon furcatus (White seaperch)[2]
Platyrhinoidis triseriata (Thornback guitarfish)[2]
Pugettia producta (northern kelp crab)[2]
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower sea star)[2]
Rhacochilus toxotes (Rubberlip seaperch)[2]
Rhacochilus vacca (Pile surfperch)[2]
Scorpaena guttata (finscaled scoprionfish)[2]
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus (Sculpin)[2]
Sebastes atrovirens (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes auriculatus (Bolina)[2]
Sebastes carnatus (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes caurinus (Copper rockfish)[2]
Sebastes chrysomelas (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes melanops (Black bass)[6]
Sebastes serranoides (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes serriceps (Treefish)[2]
Semicossyphus pulcher (California sheephead)[2]
Stereolepis gigas (Black jewfish)[2]
Triakis semifasciata (Leopard shark)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John Ball Zoological Garden
John G. Shedd Aquarium


East Pacific;



Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3COEXISTENCE IN A KELP FOREST: SIZE, POPULATION DYNAMICS, AND RESOURCE PARTITIONING IN A GUILD OF SPIDER CRABS (BRACHYURA, MAJIDAE), ANSON H. HINES, Ecological Monographs, 52(2), 1982, pp. 179-198 4CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 5Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979 6Food Habits as an Ecological Partitioning Mechanism in the Nearshore Rockfishes (Sebastes) of Carmel Bay, California, Dale Alan Roberts, Masters Thesis, San Francisco State University, 1979
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