Fascinating Japanese Giant Spider Crab Interested in Camera

RobRinnerPublished: October 3, 2017Updated: October 4, 201710 plays$0.03 earned
Published: October 3, 2017Updated: October 4, 2017

This Japanese Giant Spider Crab had a keen interest in Alex's camera. He came right over like he wanted to be recorded. The fascinating shell of the Giant Crab was rough and covered in spikes. These spikes both help protect and camouflage the crab when down on the ocean floor.

Japanese Spider Crabs can be found mostly off the southern coasts of the Japanese Island of Honshu. They can grow to be 18 feet from claw to claw and weigh up to 42 lbs! Adults can be found at a depth of 160 - 1,970 feet. These arthropods have perfected the skill of hiding by adding sponges and other animals to help them blend in with the ocean floor.

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      DavidMcNab · 1 year ago

      18 feet?! What a monster!