This article is about the Crabsquid. You may be looking for the Crabsnake.

The Crabsquid is a large, aggressive fauna species. It can be found in the Northern Blood Kelp Zone, the Deep Grand Reef and the Lost River.


The Crabsquid's main body has two layers; a translucent, bulbous sack resembling a comb jelly's body, and a shimmering, brown green body similar to that of a real life squid's mantle, also being covered with an outer shell or exoskeleton.

The Crabsquid's head consists of four large blue eyes and an oddly shaped mandible below them.

The Crabsquid's lower body resembles that of a Japanese spider/king crab. Its ten limbs are brown-colored and smooth. Some of them have pointed tips, others have fins, and the two shortest ones near its mouth form a pair of comparably small pincers.


The Crabsquid swims aimlessly around on its own or moves slowly on the seabed with its limbs. Upon being approached, the creature will launch an attack, dealing 40 damage to the player. It can also be observed catching and eating smaller fauna.

Similar to the Boneshark, the Crabsquid is attracted to light and will follow certain light sources, meaning that it can be distracted using lights from the Cyclops, Seamoth, Prawn Suit or Flares. However, using a vehicle's light will usually end up with the Crabsquid disabling it.

The Crabsquid attacks light sources. If light is shone at a Crabsquid they will retaliate with an EMP blast, temporarily disabling electronicsvehicles and Seabase power. This makes it highly illogical to build near an area inhabited by Crabsquids.

If the player approaches the Crabsquid in the Seamoth within its line of sight, the creature will chase the submersible a short distance and attack, dealing 20% damage to the vehicle's health.

The Crabsquid frequently emits loud, echoing clicks for the purpose of echolocation.

Take precaution with the Cyclops near a Crabsquid. If the Crabsquid takes notice of the Cyclops, it will either use its EMP blast which will disable the Cyclops or slash it doing damage.

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This large predator can be found in deep waters, where it lurks amongst the blood kelp and membrane trees in search of prey.

  • 10 limbs feature different appendages for swimming, walking and offensive behavior
  • Feeds on small fish, which are identified in the murky waters through a combination of smell and light sensitivity
  • Attraction to light sources suggests jellyrays and spinefish may be amongst its natural prey
  • Aggressive when approached

Assessment: Avoid



  • The Crabsquid's outer covering for its mantle resembles the body of a comb jellyfish.
  • The Crabsquid's sounds indicate it uses echolocation, which real life animals use.
  • The sounds of the Crabsquid were created using the sounds of a creaking door, dolphins, and a stock alien sound.[1]

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