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JUMBO Dungeness Crab and King Crab Legs are now available for overnight shipment across the United Sates from premier specialty shop Pure Food Fish Market, located in Seattle's famous Pike
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute celebrates increased harvest limits for king and snow crab fisheries. Juneau, AK (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Today marks
Harvest quotas reflect Alaska's commitment to sustainable wild seafood. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Today, October 18th 2013, marks the
The Yellow-line Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis), is a saltwater invertebrate that resembles a harvestman (daddy long-legs). It may be found in the wild on the tropical and subtropical Atlantic coasts of the Americas. This crab may grow to a length of about 6 inches. The crab's eight spiderlike walking legs may be three times as long as its body. The body is composed of many colors. It is golden-brown with white, brown or gold stripes running lengthwise. The ends of the legs are dark...
The Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi), is the largest living arthropod. Fully grown, the Japanese Spider Crab can reach a leg span of almost 13 ft, a body size of up to 15 inches and a weight of up to 44 pounds. It is believed to have a life expectancy of up to 100 years. The crab's natural habitat is on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean (some 1000 to 1300 feet deep) around Japan. The crab has an orange body, but it has white spots on its thin legs. In male specimens, the limbs on...
The Portly Spider Crab (Libinia emarginata), is a species of crab found in estuarine habitats on the coast of North America from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. For amateur fishermen they are generally not considered edible, as opposed to the blue crab which is often found in the same waters. This crab grows to about 4 inches across its back, which is spiny and often covered with a "garden" of sponge and seaweed. The carapace is shiny, covered with short hairs, and its color varies from...
The Bairdi Crab or Tanner Crab (Chionoecetes bairdi), is a species of crab found in the Bering Sea. It is closely related to the Opilio Crab, which also is found in the Bering Sea. Their appearance is similar, and Opilio and Bairdi can be difficult for a person not familiar with the two species to distinguish. Bairdi Crab were largely fished from 1996 to 2006. Restrictions were put in place due to overfishing and when their population nearly died out.
The Great Spider Crab (Hyas araneus), is a species of crab found in Atlantic waters and the North Sea, usually below the tidal zone. It was reported around the Antarctic Peninsula in 2003. This was most likely due to transportation by human agency. Photo Copyright and Credit
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