Animals have evolved into a crab-like-shape at least 5 separate times

Just think of all the crab shaped hobby robots out there. The blocky body makes it easy to position a microcontroller, battery and servos. The short limbs are easy to articulate. The low center of gravity makes the robot passively stable.

All of these arguments apply to living tissue as well.

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Prador Moon

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For fans of The Oatmeal (which you all should be)

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They just want to cuddle!

For some baffling reason, “Rarity fighting a giant crab” became a thing in the MLP:FiM fan circles.

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