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Lithodes couesi, scarlet king crab

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On the 1999 DSV Alvin expedition the scarlet king crab, Lithodes couesi, were common at greater depths than golden king crab. The juveniles were captured down to 930m, and adults were common between 530 and 600 m. They were commonly observed on or under rocks, but some were found on sand/gravel substrates.

Photo by Dr. Bradley Stevens.

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