Dungeness crabs are found on the Pacific coast in sandy bottoms below the tidal mark. They can also be found at lowtide in sandy or muddy bays where there is a good growth of eel grass. Dungeness crabs are intolerant of low dissolved oxygen conditions. Also, even low amounts of ammonia are toxic to the crabs. Dungeness crabs also tend to grow better in water that is above six degrees Celsius (Kozloff 1973).
Habitat Regions: temperate ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: benthic ; coastal ; brackish water
Other Habitat Features: estuarine