November 20, 2018

Rare crab’s aquarium appearance

Gibb's spider crabThe tiny red crab was donated to the aquarium by fisherman Dan Gilbert

A rare type of spider crab, which has not been seen in Cornwall since 1912, is making an appearance at a north Cornwall aquarium.

The tiny ‘gibb’s spider crab’ was donated to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium earlier this summer by a fisherman.

The creature is so rare a marine life expert was needed to identify it.