Puget Sound King Crab

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Invertebrates
Category: Order: Family: Conservation Status:
Lopholithodes mandtii

HABITAT:
Puget Sound king crabs live in rock outcrops in strong currents.

DIET:
King crabs eat eeastars, other echinoderms and sea anemones.

Identification

Distinctive Markings: 
Adult Puget Sound king crabs are red with yellow, orange, and purple markings that are most apparent on their belly. Juvenile king crabs are bright reddish-orange, and have cone-like projections on their backs.

Life History

Habitat: 

Puget Sound king crabs live rock outcrops in strong currents. They move to shallow waters in the late winter until the spring to breed.

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