- Great Spider Crab
Carapace rounded and red-brown. Seaweed sometimes attached to body. Up to 16 cm wide (carapace).
Giant Spider Crabs form large groups when breeding, often more than one hundred crabs to a group.
Seaweed, reef and sand areas, to depth of 820 m.
Not harmful but a nip from large claws could be painful
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed