Giant Spider Crab

The giant spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) is the largest arthropod, by length, that lives in the world.

Where to find them?

This species lives in the installation of Temperate Oceanogràfic.

General aspects of the Giant Spider Crab

Their legs get to measure more than 1.5 meters long, amount, added to the comparatively small body, it gives a total diameter of four meters.
In most cases, the legs containing the grippers are longer than the other, these being extremely powerful pincers.
Its weight exceeds 20 kg and is thought to come to live more than 100 years.