Crabs, the smaller, water-loving monster of Vana'diel, are commonly seen creatures, and many adventurers become very familiar with their image quite quickly. Although crabs can come in a variety of shapes and strengths, they all share a few traits; most notably, their shells provide a bit of defense (which they can boost through various means), and their strong pincers can cause more than just a few bruises and minor cuts, especially against adventurers who don't keep their wits about them.

Crabs are sometimes hunted for their meat, which can be cooked into a number of delicious dishes, and their shells, which are durable and yet fairly easy to work with.

Family Information
Type: Aquans
Common Behavior: A, H
Weak against: Trans Ice Trans Lightning
Common Job(s): Paladin
Uncommon Job(s): Red Mage
Traits: Defense Boost
Charmable: Check
Pankration: Check
Aspir: Check
Drain: Check

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Pankration
Metallic Body - 25 HP Stoneskin effect. (Does not differ with crab's level/type) CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark
Bubble Shower - AoE Water damage and STR Down. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Bubble Curtain - Gains the effect of Shell (-50% magic damage taken). CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Scissor Guard - Defense Up (+100% defense boost) Overwrites and is overwritten by 'Defense Down' effect from Acid Bolts. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Big Scissors - Single-hit TP attack. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Aquarius Lottery Spawn from the Robber Crabs around (H-10) on the first map approximately every 2 hours 69-71 Boyahda Tree Fransisca
Cancer Forced Spawn randomly when a Quus is traded to the ??? at (H-7) on the first map 65 Kuftal Tunnel Arondight
Cargo Crab Colin Lottery Spawn from the Clipper around the riverbank at (H-7) - (H-8) on the same map as the Jammer Leeches 35-37 Korroloka Tunnel Nadrs
King Arthro (1) Ten Knight Crabs pop 21-24 hours after King Arthro dies. After all ten of these Knight Crabs die, King Arthro will spawn. 55 Jugner Forest Damascene Cloth
Magic Cuisses
Velocious Belt
King Arthro (2) Possible encounter after getting sucked in by Sandworm's Doomvoid in Ronfaure and Norvallen Fronts Qmark Everbloom Hollow Avalon Breastplate
Avalon Shield
Damascene Cloth
Velocious Belt

Quest NMs: Bubbly Bernie, Bloody Coffin, Ferrocrab, Heike Crab, Megapod Megalops

Mission NMs: Undead Crab (Extermination)

Battlefield NMs: Heavy Metal Crab (BCNM), Metal Crab (BCNM)

Other NMs: Adamantshell (Limbus - SE Apollyon), Nightmare Crab (Dynamis - Buburimu), Blue Bascinet (Fields of Valor)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
River Crab 1-3 West Sarutabaruta
1-5 North Gustaberg
2-4 Zeruhn Mines
2-6 East Sarutabaruta
3-7 West Ronfaure
12-14 East Ronfaure (S)
15-18 North Gustaberg (S)
22-25 West Sarutabaruta (S)
Qmark Grauberg (S) (fishing)
Limicoline Crab 2-4 West Ronfaure (fishing)
Palm Crab 2-4 East Sarutabaruta (fishing)
2-4 West Sarutabaruta (fishing)
Savanna Crab 2-4 East Sarutabaruta (fishing)
2-4 West Sarutabaruta (fishing)
Stone Crab 2-4 North Gustaberg (fishing)
2-4 South Gustaberg (fishing)
Tree Crab 2-4 West Ronfaure (fishing)
Sand Crab 3-4 North Gustaberg (fishing)
3-4 South Gustaberg (fishing)
Mine Crab 3-5 Palborough Mines
Land Crab 5-6 North Gustaberg (fishing)
5-6 South Gustaberg
5-6 West Sarutabaruta (fishing)
5-6 West Ronfaure (fishing)
5-6 Dangruf Wadi (fishing)
Mole Crab 7-8 South Gustaberg
Mugger Crab 7-8 West Sarutabaruta
Vermivorous Crab 7-8 West Ronfaure
Wadi Crab 7-9 Dangruf Wadi
Coral Crab 8-10 La Theine Plateau
8-10 Palborough Mines (fishing)
10-12 Dangruf Wadi (fishing)
Passage Crab 9-10 South Gustaberg (fishing)
9-10 West Ronfaure (fishing)
9-10 West Sarutabaruta (fishing)
34-37 Open sea route to Al Zahbi (fishing)
34-37 Open sea route to Mhaura (fishing)
Ocean Crab 10-14 Ship bound for Mhaura (fishing)
Sea Crab 10-20 Ship bound for Mhaura (fishing)
Thickshell 10-20 Phanauet Channel
12-14 La Theine Plateau
Stag Crab 13-15 Pashhow Marshlands (fishing)
13-15 Palborough Mines (fishing)
15-17 Ordelle's Caves (fishing)
15-17 Valkurm Dunes (fishing)
15-18 Buburimu Peninsula (fishing)
16-18 Jugner Forest (fishing)
Triangle Crab 15-19 Carpenters' Landing (fishing)
Snipper 15-19 Carpenters' Landing (fishing)
15-19 Phanauet Channel (fishing)
16-20 Dangruf Wadi
17-20 Jugner Forest
17-20 Ordelle's Caves
17-20 Pashhow Marshlands
18-22 Buburimu Peninsula
18-22 Valkurm Dunes
20-22 Valkurm Dunes (fishing)
20-23 Batallia Downs (fishing)
20-23 Buburimu Peninsula (fishing)
20-23 Rolanberry Fields (fishing)
20-23 Sauromugue Champaign (fishing)
20-24 Oldton Movalpolos (fishing)
22-24 Korroloka Tunnel (fishing)
38-41 Jugner Forest (S)
62-65 Pashhow Marshlands (S)
75 Ilrusi Atoll - Desperately Seeking Cephalopods (fishing)
Blind Crab 20-24 Oldton Movalpolos (fishing)
Clipper 20-24 Carpenters' Landing
23-25 Batallia Downs
23-25 Rolanberry Fields
25-27 Pashhow Marshlands (fishing)
25-28 The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (fishing)
25-29 Qufim Island
26-29 Ordelle's Caves
29-32 Korroloka Tunnel
25-29 Yhoator Jungle (fishing)
30-34 Lufaise Meadows (fishing)
32-35 Batallia Downs (S)
34-39 Misareaux Coast (fishing)
75 Ilrusi Atoll - Desperately Seeking Cephalopods (fishing)
Cutter 25-29 Oldton Movalpolos (fishing)
28-30 Batallia Downs (fishing)
28-30 Buburimu Peninsula (fishing)
28-30 Manaclipper (fishing)
28-30 Sauromugue Champaign (fishing)
28-30 Valkurm Dunes (fishing)
29-31 Castle Oztroja
30-33 Eastern Altepa Desert (fishing)
Ghost Crab 25-29 Oldton Movalpolos (fishing)
30-34 Bibiki Bay (fishing)
30-34 Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle (fishing)
30-34 Manaclipper (fishing)
Grindylow 30-34 Bibiki Bay (fishing)
30-34 Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle (fishing)
30-34 Lufaise Meadows (fishing)
34-39 Misareaux Coast (fishing)
Gugru Crab 33-35 Open sea route to Al Zahbi
33-35 Open sea route to Mhaura
Crimson Knight Crab 33-36 Lufaise Meadows
33-36 Misareaux Coast
Knight Crab 35 Jugner Forest
Ironshell 35-37 Yuhtunga Jungle (fishing)
36-39 Eastern Altepa Desert (fishing)
37-40 Sea Serpent Grotto
40-42 Western Altepa Desert (fishing)
Bigclaw 41-49 Yuhtunga Jungle (fishing)
42-45 The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (fishing)
43-48 Sea Serpent Grotto
45-48 Misareaux Coast
45-47 Toraimarai Canal (fishing)
45-52 Western Altepa Desert (fishing)
47-49 Yuhtunga Jungle (fishing)
48-51 Eastern Altepa Desert (fishing)
49-52 Toraimarai Canal
50-52 Silver Sea route to Al Zahbi
50-52 Silver Sea route to Nashmau
Cyan Deep Crab 50-52 Silver Sea route to Al Zahbi (fishing)
50-52 Silver Sea route to Nashmau (fishing)
Submarine Nipper 52-53 Silver Sea route to Al Zahbi (fishing)
52-53 Silver Sea route to Nashmau (fishing)
Rock Crab 52-54 Toraimarai Canal (fishing)
53-55 Den of Rancor (fishing)
53-58 Sea Serpent Grotto
55-57 Sea Serpent Grotto (fishing)
59-60 Cape Teriggan (fishing)
Scavenger Crab 60-62 Kuftal Tunnel (fishing)
60-62 Toraimarai Canal
60-62 The Boyahda Tree (fishing)
Robber Crab 60-63 Kuftal Tunnel
62-64 Vunkerl Inlet (S)
62-66 The Boyahda Tree
62-67 Sea Serpent Grotto
64-67 Cape Teriggan
65-68 Gustav Tunnel
Greatclaw 66-69 Sea Serpent Grotto
Qmark Nyzul Isle (layout 1)
Aydeewa Crab 68-70 Aydeewa Subterrane (fishing)
Wootzshell 70-71 Mount Zhayolm
72-73 Arrapago Reef
73-74 Talacca Cove (fishing)
Sicklemoon Crab 71-73 Mount Zhayolm (fishing)
Steelshell 73-76 The Boyahda Tree
Mamook Crab 75-76 Mamook (fishing)
Carrion Crab 76-77 Ilrusi Atoll - Extermination
Qmark Ilrusi Atoll - Demolition Duty
Nipper 72-73 Arrapago Reef
76-77 Mamook
Kelp Crab Qmark Ilrusi Atoll - Lost and Found
Angler Crab Qmark Beaucedine Glacier (S)

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