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Horsehair crab

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Subject: Cheiragonidae, Cryphiops caementarius, Oratosquilla oratoria, Chaceon fenneri, Ovalipes australiensis
Collection: Animals Described in 1848, Crabs, Edible Crustaceans, Indo-Pacific Crustaceans
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Horsehair crab

Horsehair crab
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Cheiragonidae
Genus: Erimacrus
Benedict, 1892
Species: E. isenbeckii
Binomial name
Erimacrus isenbeckii
(Brandt, 1848)

The horsehair crab, Erimacrus isenbeckii, (Japanese: ケガニ kegani), is a species of crab which is found in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean and is frequently used in Japanese cuisine.


  • ケガニ. The Ladybird's World (in Japanese). Archived from the original on January 26, 2008. 
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