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Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)

This crab specimen from the American Museum of Natural History measures 3.8 metres across its outstretched legs

English: Japanese spider crab
Русский: Японский краб-паук
Date Before jun 1920
Source Popular Science Magazine, jun. 1920:

The Japanese spider crab (タカアシガニ takaashigani, lit. "tall-legged crab"), Macrocheira kaempferi, is a species of marine crab that lives in the waters around Japan. It has the largest leg span of any arthropod. It is the subject of small-scale fishery which has led to some conservation measures. Order: Decapoda, Infraorder: Brachyura, Superfamily: Majoidea, Family: Inachidae, Genus: Macrocheira, Species: Macrocheira kaempferi (Temminck, 1836).
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Inachus kaempferi (Temminck, 1836)
Kaempferia kaempferi (Temminck, 1836)

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