Giant Japanese Spider Crab

Big Daddy - OFFICIALLY The World's Largest Crab!

Big Daddy is our Guinness World Record Breaking resident – he is the world’s largest crab!

Big Daddy has a 10.2 foot claw-span which makes him easily the world’s biggest crab!

Big Daddy is a Giant Japanese Spider Crab. Japanese Spider Crabs are the largest arthropod known to man and can grow – unbelievably – to the size of a mini! Yes! Their leg span can be as wide as 3.8 metres!

Our Japanese spider crab is bright orange, with white spots along his legs. Although he may look terrifyingly big, he is actually a gentle animal. In its natural habitat the Japanese Spider Crab feeds on shellfish and animal carcasses and may live to be 100 years old!

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Marvel at Big Daddy in his display at SEA LIFE Blackpool

The World's Largest Crab lives here at SEA LIFE Blackpool


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