Our largest resident Japanese Spider Crab - also known as the
Crabzilla of the Sea - just got measured for the first time since
arriving at Sydney Aquarium three months ago to star in the new
The measuring session was undertaken by senior aquarists to
ensure the giant crab - who we affectionately call Sake - is
settling in well and growing at a healthy rate - and the results
With a leg span of 1.5 meters, the crab has grown 15cm since his
arrival, which is even more than the full size of its crustacean
neighbour in the CLAWS exhibit, the Red Bait Crab.
And as Sake is still just a teenager, we expect him to grow even
bigger to reach his full potential size of four metres! So make
sure you bring the family to see him these school holidays - before
he's big enough to eat small children!
And remember, we welcomed 4 incredible new Smalltooth Sawfish at
Sydney Aquarium these school holidays, and together with the
Japanese Spider Crabs they form SAWS and CLAWS - an awesome
to SAWS and CLAWS!