UCSB Science Line
Sponge Spicules Nerve Cells Galaxy Abalone Shell Nickel Succinate X-ray Lens Lupine
UCSB Science Line
How it Works
Ask a Question
Search Topics
Our Scientists
Science Links
Contact Information
Do Giant Japanese Crabs bite?
Question Date: 2012-05-01
Answer 1:

Japanese spider crabs are the largest arthropods on earth. They can live to 100 years old. You'd probably want to watch out for their pinchers more than their mouth. Crabs actually have teeth in their stomach and not in their mouth. Crabs really can't bite you but they can pinch you!

Answer 2:

Crabs have little mouths and big claws, so I think they pinch and grab things with their claws, but I don't think they bite.

Answer 3:

Most likely, although they reportedly have a gentle disposition, despite their large size.

Answer 4:

Yes, although I doubt they bite people.

Click Here to return to the search form.

University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory National Science Foundation
This program is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UCSB School-University Partnerships
Copyright © 2020 The Regents of the University of California,
All Rights Reserved.
UCSB Terms of Use