Why are king crabs called living fossils?
A king crab is called a living fossil because they have not changed over the course of millions of years. There are fossils of the crab that look just like the crabs are today.
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How many legs do king crabs have?
King crabs are a type of crustaceans, more specifically, decapod crustaceans, which means they have ten legs. They are also called 'stone crabs'. They are one of the largest species of crabs and that's why they are very appreciated, because it's profitable to catch them and sold them to be cooked for the quality and quantity of the meat that can be obtained from them.
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King crab why do they throw some of the king crabs back?
"people throw king crabs back because there is a little number of king crabs left."from Kane m i don't agree with that answer about the little number, the season is set according to help eliminate overfishing king crabs. The reasons they throw crabs back is becaues they are either females which are illegal to keep, or the size of the crab doesn't meet the size standards.