antarticus = L. santolla) South American King Crab,
Harvested off the southern tip of Chile this crab
lives on sandy and stony sea beds at depths of 1,900 feet. The
meat resembles that of the Alaskan king Crab but most think it is
sweeter with thicker mirrus meat (upper leg) sections.
Processing is very delicate due to sharp spines
dispersed over the body and legs.
Available: Cooked frozen, whole gutted, meat, claws,
July to November are peak landings.