- a very large, edible spider crab (Paralithodes camtschatica) of the N Pacific
- horseshoe crab
king crabking crab
- Any of three species of large crab, the red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus), the blue king crab (P. platypus), and the golden king crab (Lithodes aequispinus), native to the North Pacific from the Gulf of Alaska to the Sea of Japan and valued commercially for their edible flesh. Also called Alaskan king crab .
- See horseshoe crab.
(plural king crabs)
- 7, 9, 11, to 15 and 20), often termed the king-crab, which occurs on the American coast of the Atlantic Ocean, but not on its eastern coasts, and on the Asiatic coast of the Pacific. The Atlantic species (L.
- Owen, Richard, " Anatomy of the King-Crab," Trans.
- The compound eye of the king-crab (Limulus) is the only recognized instance of ommatidia in their simplest state.
- Polyphemus) is common on the coasts of the United States, and is known as the king-crab or horse-shoe crab.
- However different in structure Trilobites may be, they all agree in possessing a head-shield usually semi-circular in shape, which results from the fusion of apparently five segments, and bears, except in some blind forms, a pair of large reniform compound eyes like those of the king-crab (Xiphosura).