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The crab (Cancer pagurus) is an edible decapod crustacean found in the North Sea, the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a robust crustacean of brownish-red color, with an oval shell and black pincer tips. Mature adults can have a shell that is 25 cm wide and weigh up to 3 kg. Their natural life expectancy is about 20 years. but very few individuals will reach it due to heavy commercial exploitation. Abundant from the northeastern Atlantic Ocean of Norway to North Africa in the south. It is frequently found inhabiting cracks and holes in rocks but occasionally also in open areas. The smallest specimens can be found under rocks in the littoral zone.