Scientific Publications

Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program (AKCRRAB)

Journal articles and other scientific publications resulting from work related to the AKCRRAB project


Pinchuk, A.I., H.R. Harvey, and G.L. Eckert. 2016. Development of biochemical measures of age in the Alaskan red king crab Paralithodes camtschaticus (Anomura): Validation, refinement and initial assessment. Fisheries Research 183:92-98.


Long, W.C., S.B. Van Sant, and J.A. Haaga. 2015. Habitat, predation, growth, and coexistence: Could interactions between juvenile red and blue king crabs limit blue king crab productivity? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 464:58–67.


Copeman, L.A., B. Daly, G.L. Eckert, and J. Swingle. 2014. Storage and utilization of lipid classes and fatty acids during the early ontogeny of blue king crab, Paralithodes platypus. Aquaculture 424–425:86–94.

Daly, B., and W.C. Long. 2014. Intra-guild predation among early benthic phase red and blue king crabs: Evidence for a habitat-mediated competitive advantage. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 451:98–104.

Daly, B., and W.C. Long. 2014. Inter-cohort cannibalism of early benthic phase blue king crabs (Paralithodes platypus): Alternate foraging strategies in different habitats lead to different functional responses. PLoS ONE 9(2), e88694.

Westphal, M.J., G.L. Eckert, and S.L. Tamone. 2014. Comparison of first year growth among field, hatchery- and laboratory-raised juvenile red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815), in Alaska. Journal of Crustacean Biology 34(3):319–325.


Daly, B., G.L. Eckert, and T. White. 2013. Predation of hatchery-cultured juvenile red king crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) in the wild. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 70:358–366.

Daly, B., and J.S. Swingle. 2013. High-density nursery culture of recently-settled blue king crabs (Paralithodes platypus): Comparisons to red king crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus). Aquaculture 416-417:196-200.

Daly, B., J.S. Swingle, and G.L. Eckert. 2013. Dietary astaxanthin supplementation for hatchery-cultured red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus, juveniles. Aquacult. Nutr. 19:312–320. 10.1111/j.1365-2095.2012.00963.x

Long, W.C., K.M. Swiney, C. Harris, H.N. Page, and R.J. Foy. 2013. Effects of ocean acidification on juvenile red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) and Tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi) growth, condition, calcification, and survival. PLOS ONE 8, e60959.

Long, W.C., and L. Whitefield-Smith. 2013. Cannibalism in red king crab: Habitat, ontogeny, and the predator functional response. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 449:142–148.

Stoner, A.W., L.A. Copeman, and M.L. Ottmar. 2013. Molting, growth, and energetics of newly-settled blue king crab: Effects of temperature and comparisons with red king crab. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 442:10-21.

Swingle, J.S., B. Daly, and J. Hetrick. 2013. Temperature effects on larval survival, larval period, and health of hatchery-reared red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus. Aquaculture 384–387:13–18.


Copeman, L.A., A.W. Stoner, M.L. Ottmar, B. Daly, C.C. Parrish, and G.L. Eckert. 2012. Total lipids, lipid classes, and fatty acids of newly settled red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus): Comparison of hatchery-cultured and wild crabs. J. Shellfish Res. 31:153–165.

Daly, B., A.W. Stoner, and G.L. Eckert. 2012. Predator-induced behavioral plasticity of juvenile red king crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 429:47–54.

Daly, B., J. Swingle, and G.L. Eckert. 2012. Increasing hatchery production of juvenile red king crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) through size grading. Aquaculture 364–365:206–211.

Jensen, P., M. Purcell, F. Morado, and G.L. Eckert. 2012. Development of a real-time PCR assay for detection of planktonic red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) (Tilesius 1815) larvae. J. Shellfish Res. 31(4):917–924.

Long, W.C., J. Popp, K.M. Swiney, and S.B. Van Sant. 2012. Cannibalism in red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815): Effects of habitat type and predator density on predator functional response. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 422–423:101–106.

Pirtle, J.L., G.L. Eckert, and A.W. Stoner. 2012. Habitat structure influences the survival and predator-prey interactions of early juvenile red king crab Paralithodes camtschaticus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 465:169–184.

Stoutamore, J.L., C.N. Love, S.L. Lance, K.L. Jones, and D. Tallmon. 2012. Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus). Conservation Genet. Resour.

Swiney, K.M., W.C. Long, and S.L. Persselin. 2012. The effects of holding space on juvenile red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815), growth and survival. Aquacult. Res.


Herter, H., B. Daly, J. Swingle, and C. Lean. 2011. Morphometrics, fecundity, and hatch timing of blue king crabs (Paralithodes platypus) from the Bering Strait, Alaska, USA. J. Crust. Biol. 31:304–312.


Daly, B. 2010. King crab rehabilitation in Alaska [PDF; 585 KB]. In: G. Bishop (ed.), Oncorhynchus, Newsletter of the Alaska Chapter, American Fisheries Society 30(3):1–4.

Persselin, S., and B. Daly. 2010. Diet and water source effects on larval red king crab cultivation [PDF; 392 KB]. In: G.H. Kruse, G.L. Eckert, R.J. Foy, R.N Lipcius, B. Sainte-Marie, D.L. Stram, and D. Woodby (eds.), Biology and Management of Exploited Crab Populations under Climate Change. Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-10-01, Fairbanks, pp. 479–494.

Pirtle, J.L., and A.W. Stoner. 2010. Red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) early post-settlement habitat choice: Structure, food, and ontogeny. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 393:130–137.

Stoner, A.W., M. Ottmar, and S. Haines. 2010. Temperature and habitat complexity mediate cannibalism in red king crab: Observations on activity, feeding, and prey defense mechanisms. J. Shellfish Res. 29:1005–1012.

Stoner, A.W., M.L. Ottmar, and L.A. Copeman. 2010. Temperature effects on the molting, growth, and lipid composition of newly-settled red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 393:138–147.


Daly, B., J.S. Swingle, and G.L. Eckert. 2009. Effects of diet, stocking density, and substrate on survival and growth of hatchery-cultured red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) juveniles in Alaska, USA. Aquaculture 293:68–73.

Stoner, A.W. 2009. Habitat-mediated survival of newly settled red king crab in the presence of a predatory fish: Role of habitat complexity and heterogeneity. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 382:54–60.