Spider Crab - Maja Squinado

Spider Crab - Maja Squinado

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Species Compatibility

All Wrasse
Other Crabs
Bass / Bream

Suitable DisplayRockpool Tank
Shoreline Tank
Ocean Tank
Ray Tank
Cliff Tank


Is normally a red, brownish red, or yellowish in colour.
Has a circular, domed shell.
Is a large crab that can grow up to 20 cm long.
Upper surface of shell is covered with short spines but legs are smooth.
The body is often covered with attached algae or barnacles.


Usually found under rocks and seaweed on the lower shore.
Found in deep rock pools and the shallow sublittoral to a depth of 50 m.

Species fact

Eats a wide range of both animals and plants.