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It's not difficult to see where this crab got its name, with its long legs! Although the long-legged spider crab lives along the entire Dutch coast, it is a difficult crab to find. This crab is namely a master at disguising itself, just like the great spider crab. There are spines on the legs of this spider crab, which it uses to prick all kinds of living material. It covers itself with seaweed, anemones, sponges and polyps. With its thin legs and small body as well as all these animals on its feet, it is difficult to see the crab itself. In fact, it looks more like walking seaweed. If it should be recognized, the pricked animals often scare away any possible enemies.

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