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|Red king crab|
|Bottom of the Ocean||6,000 Bells|
|22 inches||Large, fast|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|November to March||All day|
|Scientific name||Paralithodes camtschaticus|
|Regional names|| Granchio gigante |
- "I got a red king crab! Nice to meet you, Your Highness!" —New Leaf
The red king crab is a benthic animal found at the bottom of the sea. It is indicated by a circular shadow. Diving is the only way of capturing it.
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In New Leaf
"These are one of the most popular and sought-after species of crab in the world. They have eight legs, including their claws, but also two small legs under their carapace, making 10 in all. At full size, their leg span can easily reach more than one yard wide, making them big ocean dwellers. Their thick legs are packed with meat, making them a prized catch for many fishers around the world."
- Main article: Red king crab on Wikipedia
The red king crab is native to the Bering Sea. It grows to a leg span of 5.9 ft (1.8 m) and is the most coveted of king crab in the commercial food industry. The king crab is native to the Bering Sea, north Pacific Ocean, around the Kamchatka Peninsula and neighboring Alaskan waters. It is the most coveted of the commercially sold king crab species, and is the most expensive per unit weight.