Crabzilla: A Spider Crab With 5 Foot Long Claws

A Japanese spider crab named Crabzilla, thought to be the biggest ever in the UK, has claws more than five feet long:

The Sea Life Centre will be his home until the end of March when he will be taken to his permanent home in Belgium.

The crabs are commonly found in the Pacific in 1,000 ft (300m) deep waters but have been known to live deeper.

Curator Graham Burrows said: "It is rumoured these crabs can grow as big as four metres, big enough to straddle a car.

Link via reddit | Photo: BBC

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

They are actually not a deep sea creature. They live off the coast of Japan and yes, they do eat them there. I've seen them in person and they gave me nightmares for a week.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Crabzilla: A Spider Crab With 5 Foot Long Claws"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More