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Japanese spider crab

The , 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 fishery and is considered a delicacy. Two fossil species belonging to the same genus have been found, Macrocheira ginzanensis and Macrocheira yabei, both from the Miocene of Japan.

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Legs for days

If you think the coconut crab is big then check out this guy! The Japanese spider crab's legs can span up to 15 feet long and can live up to 100 years. It is said that this crab has a gentle disposition but can cause serious injuries because of its strong claws.

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