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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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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A Project that focuses on rehabilitating the stocks of Kodiak red crab and Pribilof Islands blue king crab stocks marked strong progress in 2008.
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.
Spermatophore presence in relation to carapace length for eastern Bering Sea blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus, Brandt, 1850) and red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815)).