Japanese Spider Crab

The Japanese Spider Crab is the world´s largest. They can weigh more than 20 kilos and more that 4 meters wide, each legs ususally reached 1.50 meters. The Japanese Spider Crab belongs to the group of spider crabs and is characterized by the shape of its carapace is triangular. This huge animal lives in the depths of the Pacific Ocean and one of its main feature , apart from its gigantic size, who is blind, forcing him to have developed and have heard too sensitive hairs waves underwater sound, makes these capture sound waves, even if your ears can not. They live in the water near Japan, being able to live at depths of 600 meters. It is an omnivorous animal that can come from eating shellfish or algae to dead animals.

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