Latin Name Paralithodes camtschaticus (Red king crab), Paralithodes platypus (Blue king crab), Lithodes aequispinus (Golden king crab), Lithodes couesi (Scarlet king crab),Lithodes santolla (Southern king crab), Lithodes maja and Neolithodes grimaldii(Red Atlantic king crab).
Other Common Name Alaska king crab, Red king crab, Golden king crab, Blue king crab, Golden king crab, Red Atlantic king crab
Fishing Method Trap or pots.
Region of Harvest King Crab inhabit the north Pacific Ocean from British Columbia to Alaska, including the Bering Sea and the Sea of Japan. They also inhabit the western Atlantic Ocean.
Other Red king crab is the most commercially important species of king crab.