Specs is a mystery invertebrate of Florida, USA. Cylindrical body. Length, 5 feet 6 inches. Height when raised on legs, 3 feet. Pointed head with short antennae. Brownspotted eyes about 2 inches in diameter, set on stalks. Eight hairy legs. No tail.
On March 11, 1959, veteran diver Bob Wall encountered a strange animal while diving in shallow water 2 miles off Miami Beach to point out coral to tourists in the glass-bottomed Comrade II. He got a close look at it but surfaced when it started coming toward him.
- Bob Wall has insisted it wasn’t an octopus, crab, or spiny lobster.
- Karl Shuker thinks that the stalked eyes are indicative of a crustacean, most likely a large Spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), which enjoys hiding in reef crevices. However, this creature rarely grows larger than 2 feet long. The only crustacean that comes close to 5 feet is the Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi ), which is only found off southeastern Japan.