DIVERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Mediterranean Underwater Biodiversity Project

 

9/C Spider crab - Maja squinado

he largest crab that can be found in our sea, with a flat, ovoid shell and a strange rostrum formed by two divergent spikes; numerous spikes are also arranged along the sides of the dangerous shell. With long, thin claws, it usually covers its back and legs with algae and debris for camouflage.