Interesting Facts about Crabs
Crabs are intriguing animals, they come in many different colors and sizes, and can be found on land and water.
Crabs are decapods(ten-legged), that belongs to the crustacean family, and are invertebrate, that has ten legs, the front pair of legs are its claws called chelae. Their legs can bend at the joints.
The outer skeleton of the crab is called an exoskeleton, the skeleton gives protection against predators and is a support for the crab’s body
Crabs can be found in the sea, oceans, and freshwater lakes and ponds, some species of crabs can live entirely on land.
The smallest crab in the world is thought to be the pea crab, female pea crab is about half of an inch and the male is smaller. The Japanese spider crab is the largest of the species from claw to claw the leg span measures around 3.8 to 4.0 meters.
Some animals with the same namesake added to their names like the horseshoe crab, hermit crab, king crab, porcelain crabs are not true crabs
Diet of the crabs could include, worms, small crustaceans, fungi, and algae amongst other animal and plant matter.crabs are omnivores that they eat both animals and plants.
Crabs mainly walk sideways, due to their legs being on the side of the body and the leg joints bend outwards. Some species of crabs can swim, others can walk forward and backward.
Most crabs have two eyes on stalks like the snail, so they can easily see from their hiding place without exposing themselves to predators
Crabs mainly live in groups and can co-operate with each other. whilst some species will live a solitary life, a group of crabs is called a cast.
Crabs lay eggs, a single crab can lay thousands of eggs at one time, but they may not all hatch due to predators and conditions of the surroundings.
Crabs coloring pages.