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The Japanese spider crab may be big but it is not invincible.

A Massive Crab

The Japanese spider crab is a large catch for any fisherman. With a leg span of 13 feet (4 meters) and an average weight of around 40 pounds (16-20 kg), it claims the title of largest crab.

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