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WITHIN OUR AQUATIC REALM OF MERMAIDS LIFE, CRABS ARE VERY USEFUL FOR HELPING WITH COVE, HOUSEHOLD CHORES.
CONSIDERING THEIR MANY STURDY HANDS, I SAY THEY ARE BETTER THAN OCTOPUSES.
IT IS COMMON FOR A CRAB TO BECOME CURIOUS ABOUT NEW OBJECTS THEY ENCOUNTER ON THE OCEAN FLOOR. THEIR INTENSE CURIOSITIES CAUSE THEM TO BE DESTRUCTIVE AND MOST LIKELY CAPTURED OR ENTANGLED IN AN APPARATUS. DIVERS, OCEANOGRAPHERS AND TRAPPERS ARE THE CULPRITS.
Crab Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Malacostraca; Order: Decapoda; Family: Brachyura
THE LARGEST CRAB IN THE WORLD IS JAPAN’S SPIDER CRAB
HERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)
Althoigh there are many kinds of ocean crabs, the japanese spider crab is in the featured photo. From its name, you know that you can find this type of crab in the water of Japan. Its Japanese name is takaashigani that has a meaning of tall legs crab. This type of crab has the largest leg span that could reach up to 5.5 m from claw to another claw.
Their body could reach its length up to 40 cm with its weight up to 19 kg. They like to live in the vents and holes in the sea with the depth between 50 m – 600 m. Their live span is claimed could reach up to 100 years. Their big an strong claw is claimed could cause some serious injuries.
The Katnich Crabbing team – Katnich Building & Design recorded this break in & theft!
This adventure will give you a new outlook on crab life.