Bairdi Snow Crab
The snow white meat is what gives the snow crab its name and its reputation as a delicacy. These Sweet Treats will melt in your mouth.
The snow crab fishery was developed in Alaska in the mid-1960s, when crabbers started fishing bairdi, which averages 3-5 pounds, compared to 1 1/2 -2 1/2 pounds for C. opilio. In less than five years, bairdi catches soared to almost 35,000 tons, temporarily exceeding landings of king crab.
Bairdi has has four pairs of walking legs. This is due to the fact that the snow crab lives on the bottom of the body of water. This allows for faster movement across the substrate. It also serves as a protection device, as it allows for a more efficient means of burrowing into the sand to get away from predators.