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Paralithodes camtschaticus   (Tilesius, 1815)

red king crab
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Lithodidae | Lithodinae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jørgensen, L.L. 2006. (Ref. 78813)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 22.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78813)

Environment

Demersal; depth range 0 - 240 m (Ref. 865)

Climate / Range

Temperate, preferred 5°C (Ref. 107945); 65°N - 36°N, 127°E - 126°W (Ref. 78813)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northern Pacific: from South Korea to Kamchatka Krai, Russia, and Norton Sound, Alaska to Great Bay, Vancouver Island. Introduced in Arctic Russia and Norway.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Has two migrations, mating-molting and feeding migration (Ref. 78813). This is the most valuable commercial crab on the Pacific coast of North America (Ref. 865). Maximum depth from Ref. 101157. Exhibits cannibalism (Ref. 101157). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High