Spider Crab

The term spider crab can refer to various species of crab in the superfamily Majoidea. See crab spider for spiders of the Thomisidae family.

  • Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi), the largest living species of crab, found on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean
  • Libinia emarginata, the portly spider crab, a species of crab found in estuarine habitats on the east coast of North America
  • Hyas, a genus of spider crabs, including the great spider crab (Hyas araneus), found in the Atlantic and the North Sea
  • Maja squinado, sometimes called the "European long leg crab or pie faced crab" because of the way its face is shaped


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