Lithodes couesi

Alternate names: scarlet king crab

Author: Benedict, 1895


General: Scarlet red, four long spines on lateral margin of carapace.

Size: Carapace length to 11.5 cm.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic.

Ocean range (global): North Pacific: Bering Sea to San Diego, CA. Midway Island, Japan.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Clark, R. (unpublished) West Coast Slope Invertebrates Juan de Fuca Strait to Baja California (And Southern California Shelf).

Donaldson, W. and S. Byersforfer (2005). Biological field techniques for lithodid crabs. Alaska Sea Grant Program, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. 76 pp.

McLaughlin, P.A., T. Komai, and R. Lemaitre (2010). Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world Part I. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 23: 5-107.

Citation: Lithodes couesi (Benedict, 1895) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-11-30.
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