Japanese Giant Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)

Also known as Crabzilla, Giant Crab, Giant Spider Crab, Japanese Giant Crab, Japanese Spider Crab, Tall-footed Crab, Tall-legged Crab

Description

Also known as Crabzilla, Giant Crab, Giant Spider Crab, Japanese Giant Crab, Japanese Spider Crab, Tall-footed Crab, Tall-legged Crab.

Found on rock and sandy bottoms of the ocean.
They feed on anything they can find!
Length - 40cm
Depth - 50-400m
Widespread Northwest Pacific

The largest crab in the world with the largest leg span of any Arthropod! 550cm

The king crab is a sort after crab for the food market and the most expensive.
This crab is also considered the "deadliest catch" because of the injuries and deaths amongst crew in the fishing season, it is estimated that one person dies a day during the season! Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_spider_crab

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