The spider crab is a brown-red crustacean, a type of crab that lives in the Italian seas.
It is one of the fish featured in a painting of the Uffizi Galleries: "Boy with a Basket of Fish" by Giacomo Ceruti, a Lombard painter of the eighteenth century called Pitocchetto, from "pitocco" (i.e. "poverty-stricken person"), a nickname deriving from the humble people he used to portray in his paintings.
But how do you eat spider crab?
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