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Crablipps family

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The Crablipps family is a family of arthropods introduced in Pikmin 4. Its only member is the Grubchucker. It belongs to the genus Carabea.



Icon for the Grubchucker, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Main article: Grubchucker.

Scientific name: Carabea vescora

The Grubchucker is an enemy in Pikmin 4. It is a particularly tall enemy compared to most, with even Yellow Pikmin struggling to reach its height. It hunts Pikmin by seizing them with its claws and placing them into the fleshy mouth on top of its body, swallowing and killing them after a few seconds if not interrupted. It typically inhabits, and is encountered within, shallow waters and pools of mud.


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"Crablipps" is a combination of "crab" (a real world animal the Grubchucker resembles) and "lips", likely in reference to the large lips on the Grubchucker's mouth.

Members belong to the genus Carabea, which translates in Latin as a type of crustacean.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ガマグチガニ科?
Gamaguchi gani ka
Coin purse crab family
Flag of France French crustalippes From "crustacé" (crustacean) and "lippe" (big lower lip)
Flag of Germany German Krabbenlippler
Flag of South Korea Korean 두껍주둥이게 과
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Crustaembeídeos