Scorpion Spider Crab
Inachus dorsettensis. “A spider-like crab, or sea-spider, with long slender legs and comparatively small triangular body. The name is given to many such crabs, of different families, but especially to the maioids, or crabs of the family Maiidae...” —Whitney, 1889
Illustration of a male Scorpion Spider Crab.
KeywordsSpider, Crab, Scorpion, crabs, inachus dorsettensis, long legs, spider crab, triangular body
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5830