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ID this crab

We caught this crab a couple nights ago bullynetting but threw it back not knowing the species and if it was legal to keep. Searching online the closest thing I could find is hairy clinging crab (mithrax pilosus). Can anyone confirm the ID, if they are legal to keep, and if they are good to eat?



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