View Full Version : Agressive Crab!!!! TYPE????

Fresh or Salt
11-13-2007, 06:53 PM
Caught this guy in long beach the other day. Can anyone guess what type of crab it is? Kelp crab? Wanted to get expert FNN opinion on the type of crab. This guy continued to raise his claws and snapping them forward. He was pissed off.

11-13-2007, 11:17 PM
Looks like a young spider crab.

lucky catch
11-19-2007, 01:06 AM
That thing looks like a scorpion. Take it to the desert and release it back into its natural habitat. :rofl:

I have no idea, but I think the shell is too red to be a spider crab.

11-19-2007, 05:01 PM
May have molted recently.

11-26-2007, 07:15 PM
Yeah, He sure looks pissed off. :lol:

Thanks for the post.


pargo lsb
11-29-2007, 03:16 PM
i think it's a kalp crab, but not sure
i've seen lots of smaller versions hanging on the kelp bed at the wall

tried eating one, had a strong / strange flavor
hope you did not repeat my mistke
looks like you kept it... \


Fresh or Salt
12-06-2007, 11:51 AM
We did keep the crab only for a short ride to the Cabrillo museum. They ended up being closed so we elected to put it back in the ocean. Never had the intention of eating it since it was too weird/scary looking. :D