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Sheep Crab

Loxorhynchus grandis

Sheep CrabMatthew Meier ~


  • This very large spider crab has a distinctive, robust, oval carapace covered with spines and tubercles
  • The males have much longer claws
  • Size Carapace width to about 6  inches


  • Point Reyes, California to Punta San Bartholeme, Baja California


  • Likes rocky as well as soft bottoms and can be found from 20 feet to about 500 feet in depth


  • Carnivores, scavengers of bottom-dwelling organisms, living or dead

Interesting Facts

  • The sheep crab does not use other organisms to mask its appearance