Weird Animal Monday: Japanese Spider Crab

Diver holds a Japanese Spider Crab.

This is certainly what nightmares are made of. As if long legged creepy land spiders weren’t enough, they seem to have adapted to water (Not really). Meet one animal you probably weren’t aware it existed, The Japanese Spider Crab.

It has undeniably the longest leg span of any arthropod. Mostly found off the southern coasts of the Japanese island of Honshu, from Tokyo Bay to Kagoshima Prefecture. As creepy and ferocious as they seem, it is reported that they are actually gentle. I think I’ll have to pass on it though, Daddy Longlegs are enough for me.

Source: Wikipedia

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