The fire crab is a large, tortoise-like creatures native to the island of Fiji. They have six legs, and a heavily jeweled shell. It is able to defend itself by shooting flames from its rear end when it is attacked.
The fire crab is a protected species, and a reservation has been created to protect this species from Muggles, who would value the jewelled shell, and wizards who uses the shells as cauldrons. Fire crabs are sold as pets, but the owners require a special license.
Behind the scenes
- In the first and second video games based on the series, the player must hit a fire crab with Rictusempra to knock it over, then cast Flipendo to push it into a pit. It will then cease its attacks on you. In the third game, it can be knocked over with Rictusempra and pushed with Rictusempra.