Believe it or not this monster Tasmanian King Crab, named Claude, is only 15-pounds and 15 inches wide, and he has not stopped growing
Read the entire article here.He was destined for the pot if they had found one big enough to fit.
But Claude the Tasmanian giant crab was saved from death when the fisherman who caught him sold him to a British aquarium for £3,000.
Now, after a 29-hour plane journey from Australia where giant crab meat is a delicacy and two weeks in quarantine, Claude is ready to meet his public.
He is the biggest crab on display in the UK and weighs a mighty 15lb with a 15-inch shell enough to make 160 crab cakes.
Claude is 100 times bigger than a standard UK shore crab. Yet he is still a juvenile and will grow to double his weight.
Claude was caught off the coast of Tasmania last month, but was sold to the Sea Life group along with two other Tasmanian giant crabs.