Lithodes galapagensis

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Lithodes galapagensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Lithodidae
Genus: Lithodes
Species: L. galapagensis
Binomial name
Lithodes galapagensis
Hall & Thatje, 2009 [1]

Lithodes galapagensis is a species of king crab identified in 2009 which lives around the Galapagos Islands, in warm water. King crabs had once been thought to be confined to cold waters.[2]