Species under Maja
n= 6
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Maja brachydactyla
Balss, 1922
Atlantic spinous spider crab Eastern Atlantic 22
Maja crispata
Risso, 1827
Lesser spider crab Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean 9.599
Maja goltziana
d'Oliveira, 1888
Spiny spider crab Eastern Atlantic from Portugal to the Gulf of Guinea off Congo including the Canary Islands, and from eastern Mediterranean Sea to as far north as Elba Island, Italy
Maja komatoensis
(Kubo, 1936)
Northwest Pacific
Maja miersii
Walker, 1887
Western Central Pacific
Maja squinado
(Herbst, 1788)
Spinous spider crab Mediterranean 22
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