Fish Species

Red King Crab

Red King Crab - Description

The Red King Crab is a highly prized food source by humans and is the most expensive king crab species to purchase, it is considered a delicacy.

The King Crab is not recommended for the home aquarium due to its size, it is best suited to public aquariums.

Popular Name: Red King Crab
Species: Paralithodes camtschaticus

Profile of the Red King Crab

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Red King Crab species.

  • Size: Up to 1.8m

  • Diet / Feeding: Clams, Mussels, Barnacles, Sea Stars, Molluscs

  • Temperament: Territorial

  • Habitat: Caves and Rock Crevices on the sea bed, depths of up to 300m

  • Range: Baring Sea, North Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Red King Crab

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Paralithodes camtschaticus

  • Popular Name: Red King Crab - King Crab

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Family: Lithodidae

Crustaceans Index

Facts about Fish Species - Red King Crab

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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