The Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) is a marine crab that lives in waters @ Japan. It has the largest leg span (up to 12') of any arthropod & weighs up to 42 lbs. Adults live at depths of 500-2,000 ft. They like to inhabit vents in deeper parts of the ocean, consuming both plants & animals. Adults migrate up to @ 160 ft to breed. Females carry fertilized eggs attached to abdominal appendages till they hatch into tiny planktonic larvae & drift as plankton at the ocean’s surface.
254-pound alligator gar is the largest fish ever caught in Oklahoma---“Snagged from Lake Texoma, this 8 ft. alligator gar weighed 254 pounds with a girth of 44 inches and is the largest fish ever caught in Oklahoma waters. Not only is this a massive fish, but it is also a very special and unique fish. Alligator gar are long-lived with only periodic spawning opportunities.”
The 18-pound, barnacle-encrusted lobster had seen better days. After evading for at least 75 years the fate met by countless other crustaceans, he found himself in an offshore trawler, ultimately ending up in the tank at Mullaney’s Fish Market in Scituate. Luckily for the lobster, store owner Joby Norton has a soft spot for older sea creatures. Read more… http://www.odumagazine.com/18-pound-lobster/