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Japanese Spider Crab | Macrocheira kaempferi (29 images)

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The Japanese spider crab, or Takaashigani in Japanese, Macrocheira kaempferi, is a species of large, marine crab. It lives in the deep waters along the southern coast of Japan. It has the largest leg span among all arthropods, and can reach up to 5.5 meters (18 ft) from claw to claw. Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Subphylum: Crustacea > Class: Malacostraca > Order: Decapoda > Infraorder: Brachyura > Superfamily: Majoidea > Family:...
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