Species Factsheet

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Details

Complete name: Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815)
Taxonomy: Crustacea » Arthropoda » Malacostraca » Decapoda » Lithodidae » Paralithodes camtschaticus
Authors: Stephan Gollasch
Last updated: October 30th, 2006

Common Names

Red king crab, Kamchatka king crab, Alaska crab.

Synonyms

Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815)

Short Description

This very large crab is an omnivorous predator and grows up to > 220 mm carapace and a span from leg to leg up to 1.4 m. A weight of >10 kg may be reached.