[Albino] Blue snow crab found in Tottori

[Albino] Blue snow crab found in Tottori


Blue snow crab  (Chionoecetes opilio) was found in Tottori. Normal snow crab is dark red.
The body is 11cm wide, it’s 60cm wide including the legs. 550g weight.
The museum to keep the crab comments it has less carotenoid as coloring matter.
Mr. Maruyama from the museum comments he has seen hundreds of crabs but it’s really rare.


↓ Normal snow crab

[Albino] Blue snow crab found in Tottori

Source (NHK already removed the article.)




Français :

[Albinos] Un crabe des neiges bleu à Tottori

[Albinos] Un crabe des neiges bleu à Tottori

Un crabe des neiges (Chionoecetes opilio) a été trouvé à Tottori. Le crabe des neiges normal est rouge-noir.
Son corps fait 11 cm de large, soit 60 cm de large avec les pattes. Il pèse 550 g.
Le musée qui garde le crabe précise qu’il lui manque des pigments caroténoïdes.
M. Maruyama, du musée ajoute qu’il en a vu des centaines mais celui-ci est un cas vraiment rare.

↓ Crabe des neiges normal
[Albino] Blue snow crab found in Tottori

Source (NHK a déjà retiré son article.)

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November 2012