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Red king crab

Red king crab


LatinParalithodes camtschaticus
Size180 cm
FoodDead animals, small crustaceans and worms
HabitatSand- and rocky bottom at depths down to 200 meters

Not evaluated

LocationThe Bering Sea and Barents Sea

Adapted to the deep-sea

The red king crab lives at the very bottom of the sea. Down here, food can be hard to come by, so the crab is not picky. It eats anything, from living creatures to carrion, using its long legs to move about in search of its prey.