Last updated: October 9, 2017 at 19:55 pm
Giant spider crab or Takashigani (Macrocheira kaempferi) – 36 cm (14 in.) body width. Claw span: 2.7 m (9 ft). One specimen weighed 18.6 kg (41 lbs) and had a span of 3.7 m (12 ft) between its outstretched claws. Adults are typically inhabit depths between 50 and 600 m (160 and 1,970 ft).
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