Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)
The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. Its carapace can grow to a size of 40 cm (16 in) and the whole crab can weigh up to 19 kg (41 pounds).
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Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)

The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. Its carapace can grow to a size of 40 cm (16 in) and the whole crab can weigh up to 19 kg (41 pounds).

Gene on Flickr

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