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Paralithodes camtschaticus  (Red King Crab)

Photo of Paralithodes camtschaticus by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2085)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Glacier bay, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Low intertidal and subtidal boulders
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2085
Notes The famous red king crab is only one of several species of commercially harvested king crabs in the North Pacific (although by far the largest fishery). It is the only member of the genus Paralithodes known in BC, although there are at least two others recorded from Alaska.


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