Snow Crab Animal Pictures

C. opilio

A snow crab with a brown shell on a white background

Snow crab on a white background
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Snow Crab shells are brown or red and their undersides are shaded with yellow or white

A large quantity of fresh-caught snow crabs

A large quantity of fresh-caught snow crabs
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Snow Crab shells are an effective defense against most predators, but not against humans.

A plate of cooked snow crab legs, which are so named for their snowy white meat

A plate filled with steamed snow crab legs served with butter and lemon
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Snow crabs are named for their snowy white meat

A Snow Crab takes a defensive stance on the seabed.

Snow crab on the sea bed
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A Snow Crab takes a defensive stance on the seabed.

A plate of cooked snow crab claws that have been cracked open to display their snowy white meat

Several cooked Snow Crab claws with the meat displayed
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Cooked Snow Crab Claws display the snow-white meat for which they are names