Spinous spider crab

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Majidae

Marine decapod crustacean. Almost rounded caparace, covered with hairs, with 2 longs tips between the eyes, and 6 on the sides and back. Very thin pincers. Longer thoracic legs, terminated in a hooked nail. It measures up to 30 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Seespinne
France: 
Araignée de mer
Italy: 
Granceola
Portugal: 
Santola
UK: 
Spinous spider crab
Japan: 
Kumogani
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
Gillnets
Pots traps
FAO code: 
SCR
Scientific name: 
Maja squinado
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
6150
Fishing seasons: 
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT