Crab, Shark-Eating

This spiny, long-legged crab towers over its surroundings. Its quick and powerful claws thrash wildly, eager for prey.

Shark-Eating Crab CR 7

XP 3,200
N Huge vermin (aquatic)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +5


AC 20, touch 10, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +10 natural, -2 size)
hp 84 (8d8+48)
Fort +12, Ref +4, Will +3
Immune mind-affecting effects


Speed 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee 2 claws +13 (1d8+9 plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d8+9), darting claw


Str 29, Dex 14, Con 22, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 2
Base Atk +6; CMB +17 (+21 grapple); CMD 29 (41 vs. trip)
Skills Perception +5, Swim +17; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
SQ water dependency


Darting Claw (Ex)

Evolved for snatching fast prey, a shark-eating crab is exceptionally quick with its claws. When making a full attack, if a shark-eating crab misses with both of its claw attacks, it can make an additional claw attack at a -2 penalty against any creature within its reach.


Environment any water
Organization solitary or cast (2-8)
Treasure none

Extremely fast and agile for such a large creature, the shark-eating crab preys on predators of the sea. Not limiting its consumption to just sharks, these crabs feed on fast-moving fish like barracudas and tuna, and even mollusks like giant squid. Their hunting skills have evolved over the ages to track the movements of fast creatures swimming above them as the crabs blend into their surroundings.

The typical shark-eating crab stands 16 feet tall and weighs just over 4,000 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
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