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Urist likes crabs for their sideways walk.

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Crab - Crab man - Giant crab


· Amphibious

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 1 cm3
Max: 8,000 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 10
Fat 10
Brain 1

Raw materials

Skin Chitin

Wikipedia article

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Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A tiny shelled ocean creature with many long legs. It has two large pincers on its front limbs.

Crabs are multi-legged critters found on beaches, usually running away from any threats. Butchering them yields a surprisingly large amount of meat - despite being described as "tiny", they are actually significantly larger than adult cats. All crabs possess Legendary skill in climbing as well as blue-colored blood.

Note that, despite their description, they do not yield a shell when butchered. Unlike most animals, they cannot be trained. Also, unlike crabs in real life, they do not lay eggs and instead give live birth.

Some dwarves like crabs for their pincers and their sideways walk.

Admired for its sideways walk.

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Crabs have been known to gather in droves at beaches and perform a fast-paced swaying dance of some kind, with their claws raised as if celebrating something.

"Crab" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: ozsit
Elven: ditari
Goblin: slalsto
Human: julosm