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Family: Lithodidae stone and king crabs (See list of species below)

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64 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acantholithodes hispidus
[fuzzy crab]
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Cryptolithodes sitchensis
[umbrella crab]
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Cryptolithodes typicus
[butterfly crab]
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Dermaturus mandtii
[wrinkled crab]
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Glyptolithodes cristatipes
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Hapalogaster cavicauda
[furry crab]
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Hapalogaster dentata
[spiny stone crab]
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Hapalogaster grebnitzkii
[soft crab]
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Hapalogaster mertensii
[hairy crab]
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Lithodes aequispinus
[golden king crab]
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Lithodes antarcticus
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Lithodes confandens
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Lithodes confundens
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Lithodes ferox
[fierce king crab]
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Lithodes longispina
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Lithodes macquariae
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Lithodes maia
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Lithodes maja
[Norway king crab]
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Lithodes megacantha
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Lithodes murrayi
[Subantarctic stone crab]
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Lithodes panamensis
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Lithodes richeri
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Lithodes santolla
[Southern king crab]
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Lithodes turkayi
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Lithodes turritus
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Lopholithodes foraminatus
[brown box crab]
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Lopholithodes mandtii
[Puget Sound king crab]
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Neolithodes agassizii
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Neolithodes asperrimus
[rough king crab]
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Neolithodes brodiei
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Neolithodes capensis
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Neolithodes diomedeae
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Neolithodes duhameli
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Neolithodes grimaldii
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Neolithodes nipponensis
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Neolithodes vinogradovi
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Neolithodes yaldwyni
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Oedignathus inermis
[paxillose crab]
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Paralithodes brevipes
[brown king crab]
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Paralithodes camtschaticus
[red king crab]
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Paralithodes platypus
[blue king crab]
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Paralomis aculeata
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Paralomis anamerae
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Paralomis arae
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Paralomis birsteini
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Paralomis cubensis
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Paralomis dawsoni
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Paralomis elongata
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Paralomis formosa
[globose king crab]
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Paralomis granulosa
[softshell red crab]
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Paralomis haigae
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Paralomis hirtella
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Paralomis longipes
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Paralomis spectabilis
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Paralomis spinosissima
[Antarctic stone crab]
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Paralomis staplesi
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Paralomis stevensi
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Paralomis tuberipes
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Paralomis verrilli
[Verill's crab]
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Paralomis webberi
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Phyllolithodes papillosus
[flatspine triangle crab]
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Placetron wosnessenskii
[scaled crab]
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Rhinolithodes wosnessenskii
[rhinoceros crab]
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Sculptolithodes derjugini
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64 Species of Family Lithodidae
(stone and king crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acantholithodes hispidus fuzzy crab Eastern Pacific 5 CW
Cryptolithodes sitchensis umbrella crab Eastern Pacific 7.5 CW
Cryptolithodes typicus butterfly crab Eastern Pacific 7.5 CW
Dermaturus mandtii wrinkled crab Northern Pacific
Glyptolithodes cristatipes Southeast Pacific
Hapalogaster cavicauda furry crab Eastern Pacific 1.9 CW
Hapalogaster dentata spiny stone crab Northwest Pacific
Hapalogaster grebnitzkii soft crab Eastern Pacific and the A
Hapalogaster mertensii hairy crab Eastern Pacific
Lithodes aequispinus golden king crab Northern Pacific 3.9 CL
Lithodes antarcticus Southeast Pacific and Sou 14 SL
Lithodes confandens Southeast Pacific
Lithodes confundens Southeast Pacific and Sou
Lithodes ferox fierce king crab Atlantic Ocean 14 SL
Lithodes longispina Western Pacific. Tropica
Lithodes macquariae Southwest Pacific
Lithodes maia Northeast Atlantic
Lithodes maja Norway king crab Eastern Atlantic and the
Lithodes megacantha Eastern Central Pacific
Lithodes murrayi Subantarctic stone crab Indo-Pacific, Atlantic an 10.65 TL
Lithodes panamensis Southeast Pacific
Lithodes richeri Western Pacific.
Lithodes santolla Southern king crab Southeast Pacific and Sou 19 CL
Lithodes turkayi Southern Oceans
Lithodes turritus Western Pacific.
Lopholithodes foraminatus brown box crab East Pacific
Lopholithodes mandtii Puget Sound king crab Eastern Pacific 22.5 CW
Neolithodes agassizii Western Central Atlantic.
Neolithodes asperrimus rough king crab Eastern Atlantic.
Neolithodes brodiei Western Pacific
Neolithodes capensis Southeast Atlantic and In
Neolithodes diomedeae Eastern Pacific, Southwes 13.7 CL
Neolithodes duhameli Antarctic Indian Ocean
Neolithodes grimaldii Arctic and Canada.
Neolithodes nipponensis Western Pacific
Neolithodes vinogradovi Western Central Pacific.
Neolithodes yaldwyni Antarctic Pacific
Oedignathus inermis paxillose crab Eastern Pacific
Paralithodes brevipes brown king crab Northern Pacific and the 15.7 CW
Paralithodes camtschaticus red king crab Northern Pacific and the 22 CL
Paralithodes platypus blue king crab Northern Pacific and the 22 CW
Paralomis aculeata Western Central Pacific a
Paralomis anamerae Southwest Atlantic and th
Paralomis arae Western Central Pacific
Paralomis birsteini Southwest Pacific and Ant 8.223 CL
Paralomis cubensis Western Central Pacific.
Paralomis dawsoni Western Central Pacific
Paralomis elongata Antarctic
Paralomis formosa globose king crab Southwest Atlantic and th 11 SL
Paralomis granulosa softshell red crab Southeast Pacific and Sou 11.5 CL
Paralomis haigae Western Central Pacific
Paralomis hirtella Western Pacific. Kermade
Paralomis longipes Southeast Pacific
Paralomis spectabilis Southern Oceans
Paralomis spinosissima Antarctic stone crab Southern Oceans 11 SL
Paralomis staplesi Indo-West Pacific
Paralomis stevensi Antarctic Pacific
Paralomis tuberipes Southeast Atlantic
Paralomis verrilli Verill's crab North Pacific 10.2 CL
Paralomis webberi Southwest Pacific
Phyllolithodes papillosus flatspine triangle crab Eastern Pacific 7.5 CW
Placetron wosnessenskii scaled crab Eastern Pacific
Rhinolithodes wosnessenskii rhinoceros crab Eastern Pacific
Sculptolithodes derjugini Northeast Pacific



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