Fat Tuna


Deep sea crab

Chaceon afiinis

It's a crab that belongs to the family Geryonidae with generalized distribution in the Atlantic at depths btween 200 and 2000 m.

Conservation Status

There is no immediate concern as to the status of this species in the Azores.

Principal fishing methods

Fish traps.


The maxium size on males is 18 cm and 21 cm on females wheighting up to 1,6 kg.


All year round



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