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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Japanese Spider Crab

The Japanese spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi, is the largest living arthropod in the world. Fully grown, it can reach a leg span of almost 13 ft (4 m), a body size of up to 15 in (37 cm), and a weight of up to 44 lb (20 kg). The crab's natural habitat is on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean around Japan, at depths of several hundred meters. It is believed to have a life expectancy of up to 100 years. Why is catching Japanese spider crabs usually prohibited during springtime? More...
thar
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 8:33:35 AM

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Eat it now, before it goes extinct!
Casper
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:34:40 PM

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kill it or eat it , before it eats you!!!!!!!! wwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:35:38 PM

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Cue ZZ Top:

It's got legs
And it knows how to eat you...
HWNN1961
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 9:12:12 PM
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Aptly named: it resembles a gigantic, a hideously out-sided seagoing spider.

If it promises to stay at the bottom of the ocean and promises never to invade my personal space, I make the same promise in return.
TYSON
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11:17:15 PM
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[quote=HWNN1961]Aptly named: it resembles a gigantic, a hideously out-sided seagoing spider.quote]

Crabs share the same ancestors as spiders, so essentially it IS a hideous sea-going spider. I remember seeing my first spider crab at a museum as a child. I thought it was the coolest.
Drew
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:28:18 PM
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HWNN1961 wrote:
If it promises to stay at the bottom of the ocean and promises never to invade my personal space, I make the same promise in return.


I second that. Truthfully, I'm creeped-out by your average, everyday crab. This particular creature is one of the scariest I've ever seen. It will likely haunt my dreams tonight.
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