The fear of spiders is one of the most common phobias in the world, so chances are you know someone who has it. Or maybe you yourself are terrified of long-legged arachnids, which would be unfortunate, because you're about to learn about a creature that will likely send you running for the hills. It'd called the Japanese spider crab. And while it's not actually a spider, this crab has long spider-like legs, scuttles across the ocean floor, and can get monstrously huge in size. If this knowledge isn't enough to give you the chills, then these Japanese spider crab facts and photos will definitely do the trick.
You might think that crabs aren't really that scary - after all, they taste pretty amazing, right? Well, Japanese spider crabs are in a class of their own. They are not only the largest crab known to exist, but they can live longer than humans - and are carnivorous. They've even been known to chop off human fingers with their claws!
Even if you don't find these big guys terrifying, that doesn't make them any less fascinating. Read on to learn more about this creepy but very interesting undersea giant.