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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 study on blue king crab revealed slower growth rates and higher mortality in juveniles exposed to more acidic conditions.
Blue king crab in the Bering Sea living at temperatures ranging from -1[degrees]C to 4[degrees]C reproduce biennially (Somerton and Macintosh, 1985; Jensen and Armstrong, 1989; Stevens et al., 2008), and approximately 50% of females bear fertilized embryos each spring.
Molting, growth, and energetics of newly-settled blue king crab: effects of temperature and comparisons with red king crab.
A single male blue king crab was caught at 110, the only one identified during the 1955-1961 time series.
This figure relates only to the problem of overharvest -- it does not count underreporting of revenue through transfer pricing, misidentification of species, or other techniques used for avoiding income reporting or quota limitations, and relates only to red and blue king crab. A similar situation exists with other crab species, but on a smaller scale.
In red king crab, individuals transition into podding behavior as they grow too large to be cryptic (Powell and Nickerson, 1965; Dew, 1990), but nothing is known about blue king crab at this age.
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.
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.
Stages were described by visual examination of the eggs as well as on the basis of the changes observed in the measured parameters, and these descriptions were based, in part, on staging systems previously developed for embryos of the blue king crab (Stevens, 2006) and snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) (Moriyasu and Lanteigne, 1998).
These parties united in 2006 to find ways to help Kodiak Island red king crab and blue king crab in the Pribilof Islands recover.
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.
Juvenile red king crab and blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus) prefer highly structured habitats, which consist of pebbles, cobble, hydroids, macroalgae, shell material, etc., where they are less vulnerable to predators (Stoner, 2009; Pirtle and Stoner, 2010).
Alaskan cultured RKC and blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus) larvae have been previously reported to contain 9 [micro]g lipid/mg WWT and 19 [micro]g lipid/ mg WWT, respectively (Leroux per.
Alaska Sea Grant has donated $1 million to support two years of marine research projects, including studies of Southeast sea otters, Pollock fishery management and red and blue king crab genetics.