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Spiny King Crab, (Paralithodes rathbuni), Malacostraca, Decapoda, Lithodidae
Code Number:
AARV01P03_08.2564
Title:
Spiny King Crab, (Paralithodes rathbuni), Malacostraca, Decapoda, Lithodidae
Habitat: Deep Sea
Diet: sea stars, crabs, scavenged food
Size: can grow to 15 cm across (6 inches)
Range: Seafloor, 152-732 meters (500-2,400 feet)
Similar species: California king crab, Alaskan king crab

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Lithodidae
Genus: Paralithodes
Species: Paralithodes rathbuni
(J. E. Benedict, 1895)
Keywords:
Crustacea, Crustaceans, Shellfish, Arthropoda, Animals, Animilia, Sealife, Invertebrates, Arthropods, exoskeleton, Fauna, bottomdwellers, saltwater, species, Aquatic, animant, underwater
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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