The expected lifespan of P. camtschaticus is 15 to 20 years. The biggest non-commercial threat is molting. Molting can be stressful and cause death. In addition, the days after a molt are the most dangerous for P. camtschaticus, when the soft shell is vulnerable to predation. However, the main limit on life span for Alaskan king crabs is over-fishing.
Status: wild: 20 to 30 years.
Status: wild: 15 to 20 years.