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any of numerous crabs with very long legs and small triangular bodies

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Surprised fishermen off the coast of Chihsingtan Beach near eastern Taiwan's Hualien reeled in a Japanese spider crab this week, reported TVBS.
In the few spider crabs whose reproductive output has been examined, this parameter has been shown to vary between 0.
A review and model of decorating behaviour in spider crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura, Majidae).
of spider crabs are exported to Spain, where it is as valued as highly as lobster.
We don't eat spider crabs here but, if we did, we'd be doing the fishermen and ourselves a big favour, Monty reckons, because they're delicious.
The synchronization of morphometric and physiological maturity sizes in females is a fact that can be considered normal in spider crabs (Hartnoll, 1963; Mura et al.
Parisian financial broker turned underwater photographer Pascal Kobeh's photo of majid spider crabs from south Australia also appears in the exhibition, as does Jordi Chias Pujol's Turtle in Trouble.
The first episode introduces us to basking sharks and an army of spider crabs, before we visit the waters of the Scilly Isles where Paul takes a look around the largest shipwreck in British waters, and explains how when the ship sunk it resulted in an ecological disaster for our shores.
Cod) are steadily shifting north to remain in cooler water, while warm water species such as spider crabs and sea bass are moving into the North Sea from the south.
Apart from Humboldt Penguins and Caiman Crocodiles, the animals featured here include Piranhas, Giant Spider Crabs, Water Rats, Giant Catfish, Clown fish and Dart Frogs.
The biology was unbelievable, with purple corals and vibrant orange spider crabs.
I particularly love spider crabs and they had thousands.
The image was the overall winner in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition which goes on show at Liverpool Cathedral this week DEADLOCK: David Maitland's image of an endangered Morelet's tree frog battling for its life with a cat-eyed snake in Belize DRAMATIC: Clash of Eagles by Antoni Kasprzak which was the winner in the animal behaviour birds category of the photographic competition DADDY LONG LEGS: A couple of spider crabs.
The Underwater Zoo, located on Level 2, holds 36 individual aquatic displays including otters, seals, penguins, crocodiles, spider crabs, water rats, giant catfish and poisonous dart frogs.