Known as the largest species of crab, the giant spider crab (Paromola macrocheira) is truly a sight to behold. Thankfully, the National Museum now offers people an opportunity to see one up close. The specimen, a preserved animal, was caught in Mindanao using tangle nets at a depth of 800 meters.
This rare creature–which may live up to 100 years–uses both camouflage and its tough exoskeleton to protect itself from bigger marine predators.
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