Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)
A Japanese spider crab at the Manila Ocean Park, the Philippines
English: Japanese spider crab at Manila Ocean Park
Date 6 May 2008, 13:39
Source Own work
Author https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tsarli (Charles Laigo) at en.wikipedia
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).