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Alaskan king crab

Description: King crabs, found in the Northern Pacific, are one of the largest crustaceans in the world. Crustaceans are marine animals with hard exoskeletons and jointed legs such as lobsters, shrimps and crabs. King crabs are a popular food source for humans. So popular, in fact, that their population would be seriously threatened if it weren’t for the catch limitations imposed by the government. These crabs do have five pair of legs, although the last pair are usually hidden under the rear portion of their carapace, or exoskeleton. King crabs feed on mollusks, sea stars, and other crustaceans.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Subjects: Alaskan king crab
Decapoda (Crustacea)

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