European Spider Crab (Maja Squinado)

Latin name: Maja squinado
Common name: European Spider crab
Family: Majidae

Habitat: They can be found on both hard and soft bottoms, down to 170 metres deep.

Behaviour: The crab is a master of camouflage, attaching the most common algae of the area to special hooks on its body. This ensures it blends perfectly with its environment.

Protected under Gibraltar's Nature Protection Ordinance