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Wikipedia Image of the Week #3


This is the third in a blog series that features a collections object from images that we have donated to Wikipedia. Read the first blog post to learn more about why and how we have donated more than 264 images to Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia's image repository.

We need your help! Can you think of Wikipedia articles where this image can be added? First, read on to learn more about the object from our Natural Science curator, Dallas Evans. Then, tell us where you think this image belongs in Wikipedia! 

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Image: cc by-sa 3.0 The Children's Museum of Indianapolis 


Alaskan Red King Crab

  • Scientific name: Paralithodes camtschaticus
  • Accession Number: 2001.20.1

The Red king crab is one of the larger living crabs in the world and can have a leg span of nearly 5 ft.  Since a red king crab has an exoskeleton (shell) it must molt in order to grow.  The commercial harvesting of these crabs has been highlighted in The Discovery Channel program Deadliest Catch.  The catching of Red king crabs constitutes one of the most valuable fisheries for Alaska.

Help us make an impact! So far this image does not appear in any Wikipedia articles. Can you think of any articles that should include this image?  Do some browsing and be creative. Leave a comment and we’ll share your suggestions with the Wikipedia community. Then, come back in a week to see where in Wikipedia this image ends up!

Don't forget, you can also suggest articles for the Electric Marx Mobile and the Quail Trap!


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