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Japanese Spider Crab

  • SEA LIFE, Shark Encounter

Come face to claw with our ginormous Japanese spider crabs!

Giant Japanese spider crabs are so big, they measure 3m claw to claw. That's big enough to stand OVER a Mini Cooper car!

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Did you know?

  • Of the 60,000 species of crustaceans on Earth, Japanese spider crabs are the largest
  • They may look scary and intimidating but Japanese spider crabs are gentle giants
  • They are not only the biggest crab, but its century-long lifespan may also make it the longest lived