Brown box crab


Brown box crab

Taxobox
name = Brown box crab
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
subphylum = Crustacea
classis = Malacostraca
ordo = Decapoda
infraordo = Anomura
familia = Lithodidae
genus = "Lopholithodes"
species = "L. foraminatus"
binomial = "Lopholithodes foraminatus"
binomial_authority = (Stimpson, 1859)

The brown box crab, "Lopholithodes foraminatus", is a king crab that lives from Kodiak Island, Alaska to San Diego, California [cite web |url=http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/kodiak/photo/crabboxa.htm |title=Brown box crab, "Lopholithodes formaminatus" |publisher=Alaska Fisheries Science Center] . It resembles the red king crab, "Paralithodes camtschaticus". The crab is lighter in color when young.

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