King Crab

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King Crab

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Pleocyemata
Infraorder: Anomura
Superfamily: Paguroidea
Family: Lithodidae
Samouelle, 1819


* Acantholithodes
* Cryptolithodes
* Dermaturus
* Glyptolithodes
* Hapalogaster
* Lithodes
* Lopholithodes
* Neolithodes
* Oedignathus
* Paralithodes
* Paralomis
* Phyllolithodes
* Placetron
* Rhinolithodes

red king crab

King crabs, are a family of crab-like decapod crustaceans chiefly found in cold seas. They are especially found in waters of alaska and canada. Their large size means that many species are widely caught and sold as food. King crabs are generally believed to be derived from hermit crab ancestors, which may explain the asymmetry still found in the adult forms. Although some doubt still exists about this theory, king crabs are the most widely-quoted example of carcinization among the Decapoda. A delicious seafood variety.

Caught by commercial crabbers who brave the cold and rough Alaskan waters to bring home their catch for consumers to enjoy. One of the most sought after seafood species in the world.

See also
Blue Crab
Dungeness Crab
• Soft Shell crab
• Queen crab ( snow, opilio)
• King crab
Spiny Lobster


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