Profile updated on 28 December 2016
Red snow crab
Size structure analysis of the red snow crab Chionoecetes japonicus in the North-East part of the Sea of Japan suggests the possibility of both vertical and horizontal age related migrations and main reproductive areas deeper than 1700 m. (Buyanovsky and Miroshnikov, 2016). Based on this evidence, a single stock is considered here to exist in the Sea of Japan.
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Buyanovsky, A.I., Miroshnikov, V.V. 2016. Researches of the red snow crab Chionoecetes japonicus (DECAPODA, MAJIDAE) in the Sea of Japan. 5. Functional structure of the population from the north-east part of the Sea of Japan (summary). Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography. http://www.vniro.ru/files/voprosy_rybolovstva/17-3-rezume-en.pdf.