Add the Tasmanian Giant Crab (Pseudocarcinus gigas) to one of the animals you’ll want to see in person one day.
Weighing up to 39lbs with a shell length of up to 18 inches, the Tasmanian Giant Crab is the fifth largest crab species. Its wild geometry makes its claws appear more massive than its body — just look at it held by humans.
This monstrous “king” of crabs resides in the deep ocean of Southern Australia, mostly at depths of 460–885 feet.
Unfortunately, the crab is a prize catch among fishers where’s it’s been fished in Tasmanian waters since 1992.