Red Crab
Snow Crab :: Deep Water (Chionoecetes japonicus)
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Japonicus, also known as Deep Water Snow Crab, has a similar look to Opilio and Baridi. The most noticeable difference is the longer thinner legs and more opaque coloring. This crab is harvested primarily in Russian waters. Brine freezing is the most common method for this type of crab. Brine freezing preserves the product for longer storage and better transportation, but also adds salt to the flavor. Blast freezing keeps a more natural flavor, but produces a brittle shell and increases the chance for broken clusters.