• Diet

    Shrimp, scallops, clams and chopped fish.
  • Range

    Occurs along parts of the eastern coast of Japan.
  • Habitat

    Depths of 590-1,310 feet (180-440 m).

Physical Characteristics

  • Body is circular in shape with three hinged legs extending along both sides of the body. Two pinching claws are located at the front of the body close to the eyes and mouth.
  • Named for the distinctive spikes protruding from the exoskeleton.
  • Coloration is typically light red to orange.

Diet / Feeding

  • Crabs at Georgia Aquarium are fed restaurant quality shrimp, scallops, clams and chopped fish.

Range / Habitat

  • Occurs along parts of the eastern coast of Japan, including Tokyo Bay, the Enshunada Sea and off the coast of Kyushu.
  • Found at depths of 590-1,310 feet (180-440 m).

Conservation Status

  • Not listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

Additional Information

  • Member of the king crab family (Lithodidae), a diverse group of typically deep-sea dwelling decapods.

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