Ocean Creatures of the World/Crab Villa

Our Ocean Creatures of the World / Crab Villa exhibit is home to a fascinating variety of crabs, corals and other invertebrate creatures. Creatures including the great Japanese spider crab (Macrocheria kaempferi) – the largest crab species alive today.

Other inhabitants of this popular exhibit include North American lobsters and mantis shrimp. Pistol and mantis shrimp can snap their claws with enough force to create a sound wave strong enough to stun or even kill prey predators.