Story: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Spider crab

Spider crab

Giant spider crabs (Jacquinotia edwardsii) are found in subantarctic waters and deep waters off the southern South Island. Their leg span is just under a metre.

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Crabs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8229/spider-crab (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, published 12 Jun 2006