Cancer borealis- megalopa

Cancer borealis (Jonah crab)

Location: 1 km offshore from Chincoteague, VA. Depths of 5-7 meters. Caught using an epibenthic sled (365 micrometer mesh). Summer 2008

Notes: These are among the largest megalopae we see. The distinctive dorsal spine at the posterior of the carapace is barely visible in this view (white arrow).

Collected by: William S. Johnson, Goucher College