In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the crabman is a large monstrous humanoid.
The crabman first appeared in the first edition in the original Fiend Folio (1981).
The crabman appeared in the second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).
The yurian appeared in the third edition Fiend Folio (2003).
Crabmen are simple hunter-gatherers and generally peaceful.
A crabman is usually neutral and generally lives near warm sea coasts.
The crabman appeared on Geek.com's list of "The most underrated monsters of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons".
The crabman appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games. The Crabman appears in Castles & Crusades Classic Monsters the Manual where it appears more crab-like. The crabman also appears in the second printing of OSRIC.Dragon Magazine #250.