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Blue King Crab, Paralithodes platypus

[Blue King Crab, Paralighodes platypus, bkc1.jpg=38KB] [frontal view of blue king crab, bkcfrontal.jpg=29KB] [view of female blue king crab with developing eggs, bkceggs.jpg=36KB]

Dorsal and ventral views of a female blue king crab, carapace length 127mm. The ventral view shows a clutch of developing eggs. Blue king crab are not totally blue, but have much more blue color than red king crabs.

Photos by Scott Van Sant.

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