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Synonyms for king crab

a large spider crab of Europe

large edible crab of northern Pacific waters especially along the coasts of Alaska and Japan

large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail

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The MGB probe (Paca3T) used in the assay has 6 sequence mismatches from the homologous region in blue king crab, the most closely related species.
Biennial reproductive cycle of blue king crab, Paralithodes platypus, at the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, and comparison to a congener, P.
4) were finally explored on this cruise in the relatively good weather of summer, but found only 115 red and blue king crab in 51 tows (Ellson et al.
A single male blue king crab was caught at 110, the only one identified during the 1955-1961 time series.
The above estimate for red and blue king crab covers what appears to be the most significant single aspect of illegal seafood exports from the RFE.
The total amount of illegally caught live red and blue king crab shipped to Japan was virtually the same in 2000 as in 1999.
Through spatial display of NMFS survey data, groundfish observer data, and commercial crab fishery data, the analysis provided an understanding of blue king crab habitat and trawl fishing effort distribution.
The Pribilof Islands Conservation Area has not been successful in rebuilding the blue king crab stock, although it may have served to limit the effects of trawl fisheries on juvenile crabs and habitat.
These observations suggest that there is an optimum development time for blue king crab larvae of about 418 [+ or -] 13 days (the overall average).
In the early 1990's, GIS technology was used to evaluate proposed trawl closure areas to protect blue king crab, Paralithodes platypus, habitat around the Pribilof Islands, and to define hotspot closure areas to control bycatch of chinook and chum salmon, O.
In 2005, a group of industry, agency, scientists and community representatives formed an ad-hoc group, Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program (AKCRRAB), to seek ways to enhance Alaska's depleted blue king crab stocks in the Pribilofs and red king crab stocks in the Gulf of Alaska.
ABSTRACT In this paper the embryonic development of laboratory-reared blue king crab, Paralithodes platypus, from the Pribilof Islands in the eastern Bering Sea is described.
Of the 10 species of crab caught all over Alaska, (seven with commercial importance--red king, blue king, golden king, Tanner crab (bairdi), snow crab (opilio), hair crab and Dungeness crab; and three minor species--scarlet king, grooved Tanner and Triangle Tanner), the red and blue king crab have the greatest history of commercial value.
But a substantial number of crabbers survived and pioneered new fisheries -- brown and blue king crab, and the two species of tanner (snow crab) called bairdi and opilio.