The most commercially caught species of King Crab. Carapace and crab legs are red-brown to light purple color with leg span reaching up to 150cm. They are highly regarded for their consistent superior taste and flavourful white flesh.
Blue King Crabs are renowned for their gargantuan claws. Their succulent and buttery meat turns orange-red when cooked. The top of the carapace is brown with blue spots on the side and white bottom.
Similar in size to the Blue and Red King Crabs, their carapace is yellow-gold with a yellow-white bottom. As they are more widely available and milder in flavor, Gold King Crab legs tend to be slightly lower in price, so they are perfect for the budget-conscious crab lovers.
Snow Crab is reputed for its sweet flavor, "snowy" white meat, and fibrous texture. Considered a convenient food source because of their huge legs, the Opilio Snow Crabs are gray sand in color. Clean shell crabs have green eyes and a rainbow glow, especially on the the claws.
Almost identical to their Opies cousins, Bairdi Crabs trends as the more premium, and even "best crab available on the market," by crab lovers and the culinary world. They are distinguished from the Opilio Crabs with their red eyes and yellow brown shells.
The smallest crab on the list, Horsehair Crabs range in color from pale pink to light brown. The surface of their carapace is covered with tubercles with hard hairs. Their legs are also covered with hair.