He was destined for the pot - if they had found one big enough to fit. But Claude the Tasmanian giant crab was saved from death when the fisherman who caught him sold him to a British aquarium for £3,000 ($4,867).
He is the biggest crab on display in the UK and weighs a mighty 15lb with a 15-inch shell - enough to make 160 crab cakes. Claude is 100 times bigger than a standard UK shore crab. Yet he is still a juvenile and will grow to double his weight.