Great Spider Crab

Leptomithrax gaimardii
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Leptomithrax gaimardii
Other names Spider Crab, Giant Spider Crab
Size Up to 16 cm (6.29 in) Carapace
Weight Over 2 kg (4.4 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Deep ocean waters amongst sandy, rubble, rocky & reef areas often rich with algae & seaweed
Depth Range 0 - 820 m (2,690 ft)
Great Spider Crab Distribution