Crystal Crab


Latin name: Chaceon albus


Common name: Snow Crab

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Wild Caught

Region:
WA

Key Facts

  • Crystal crabs are a deep-sea crab found only off Western Australia.
  • There are no immediate concerns for the population of crystal crabs caught in the fishery, although there is limited information on the species in general.
  • Scientific surveys on crab numbers are underway, and fishery managers are developing improvements to the overall management of the fishery.
  • Crystal crabs are mainly caught in pots on longlines, with independent observers confirming minimal habitat impacts and bycatch of other species in the fishery.