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General Information
NameRed king crab
Scientific NameParalithodes camtschaticus
DescriptionThe red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus, is a species of king crab native to the Bering Sea. It grows to a leg span of 1.8 m, and is heavily targeted by fisheries. Red king crabs can be very large, sometimes reaching a carapace width of 28 cm (11 in) and a leg span of 1.8 m (5.9 ft). It was named after the color it turns when it is cooked rather than the color of a living animal, which tends to be more burgundy. The king crab is native to the Bering Sea, north Pacific Ocean, around the Kamchatka Peninsula and neighboring Alaskan waters.
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Classification
GroupAquatic foods
Sub-GroupCrustaceans
Taxonomy
Lineage
ITIS ID97935
Wikipedia IDParalithodes camtschaticus
Composition
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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.