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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Red King Crab

FWS/OBS 82/10.153

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Abstract

A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model for evaluating habitat of different life stages of red king crab (Paralithodes camtschatica). A model consolidates habitat use information into a framework appropriate for field application, and is scaled to produce an index between 0.0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1.0 (optimum habitat) in Alaskan coastal waters, especially in the Gulf of Alaska and the southeastern Bering Sea. HSI models are designed to be used with Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Habitat Suitability Index Models: Red King Crab
Series title:
FWS/OBS
Series number:
82/10.153
Subseries:
Habitat Suitability Index
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1988
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
viii, 34 p.