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japanese spider crab facts

japanese spider crab facts

Japanese spider crab facts:




Japanese Spider Crab

japanese spider crab facts


Scientific Name: Macrocheira Kaepferi

Commonly Found: East Asia ( Japan)

Length 10-12 ft claw to claw

Description
Also known as the "Giant Spider Crab", the Takaashigani , literally meaning" Tall legged crab"has the  largest leg span of any arthropod . They have a leg span up to 12 feet, and can weigh up to 19 kg . They dwell in the sea depths and are very well adapted to the harsh ocean environment . With their strong claws and huge reach , they are known to cause some serous damage.