Ocean Creatures of the World / Crab Villa
Ocean Creatures of the World/Crab Villa is home to a fascinating
variety of crabs and other creatures, including the great
Japanese spider crab (Macrocheria kaempferi) – the
largest crab species alive today.
Great Japanese spider crabs can reportedly measure 12
feet from claw tip to claw tip, and are thought to live
up to 100 years. They normally reside at depths of 150–1,000
Other inhabitants of this popular exhibit include North
American lobsters (Homarus americanus) and several
species of shrimp, including the pistol shrimp, which can
snap its claw with enough force to create a sound wave
strong enough to stun or kill prey or predators.