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Japanese giant spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi (introduction – habitats – biology – utilization)

Introduction This photo of the Japanese giant spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) was filmed by Samart Detsathit (Thailand)  (shown in the photo) at Kamogawa Sea World, Japan. The name of this marine crab goes to its existence in the water around Japan. The crab is known in Japan as “Taka-ashi-gani” which means “tall legs crab”. The Japanese Spider …

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