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Lithodes aequispina   (Golden King Crab)

Photo of Lithodes aequispina  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2087)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Chthatham Straits, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Deep subtidal in rocky areas
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2087
Notes After the red king crab probably the most important species of king crab harvested (at least in Alaska). Erroneously called the brown king crab, the golden brown color, relatively thinner legs, and forked (bifid) rostrum help distinguish this from the red king crab.


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