Alphabet Snack: “Y” is for Yeti Crab

The Yeti Crab is a deep sea crab that was discovered in March 2005.


~ Pears ~ Cheese ~


{ I just LOVE him.  He is so fascinating to look at!! }


I used canned pears.  Use one half for the body and then cut and shape pieces for the claws and fillers for the rest of the crab.  Cover the arms with white cheese for the hair. Super easy to make and yummy!
{ There is a southern recipe that uses a half of a pear then stuff with mayo and cheese. }
{{ I personally can’t get past the mayo, but pears and cheese are delish together. }}


1. The Yeti Crab is named after the infamous Yeti, the abominable snowman of the Himalayas.

2. They are blind and could possibly use their many hairs to help them find their way around.

3. They live at depths around 7,500 ft and on the rocks of volcanos where the heat escapes from the rock and keeps them warm.

4. Because they are on the volcano cracks, or vents, there is a lot of harmful toxic bacteria which they harvest and grow in their many hairs.  Scientists believe that this bacteria is used for food, or could be used as tiny censors that help them find food or to help them find a mate.

5. They are such a new species, there is little known about them.


Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Geographic



Here is a pattern you can download to make your own stuffed yeti crab!


~ Bon Ap[petite] ~

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  • At 2009.02.06 11:25, heather said:

    You did such a great job on the Yeti Crab!! What a cool creature.

    • At 2009.02.07 14:31, Kellie said:

      thanks!!! He was fun to learn about too…I still can’t believe he was just discovered!!

    • At 2009.02.06 14:09, Karen said:

      He is really cute! Who would have thought. .cheese and pears. My boys are going to try it. .. =)

      • At 2009.02.07 14:32, Kellie said:

        My girls ate it in minutes!! Of course I set the plate down and gave them each a fork!! They loved it!!! Let me know if your boys like it!!!

      • […] “Y” is for Yeti Crab […]

        • […] I mean, how could you know love crabs from the Kiwa genus? They have fuzzy arms! And are adorable! People immediately began paying tribute with plush toys of all manner and even decorative food arrangements. […]

          • At 2011.12.06 20:05, Yeti Crab Roundup | Deep Sea News said:

            […] Later that year, the hairy crab that became the Yeti Crab became our number 12 best deep-sea species. And as Jared notes “I mean, how could you know love crabs from the Kiwa genus? They have fuzzy arms! And are adorable! People immediately began paying tribute with plush toys of all manner and even decorative food arrangements.” […]

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