The sand crab's food supply comes solely from plankton and its important component, dinoflagellates. To feed, the crabs find the swash zone where the waves are breaking and bury themselves backwards. Then they use antenn... More »

Sand crabs, like all species of crabs, can be eaten. Sand crabs are also called mole crabs, and while they are often considered ugly in appearance, they are crunchy and flavorful. More »

Most ocean crabs are considered carnivores and eat just about any meat they can find. There are a few species that are omnivores, however, and eat plants as well as meat. More »

Depending on the species, sea crabs eat plankton, worms, fish, shrimp and other crabs. Crabs that live in the deep sea survive on foodfalls, which are scraps of meat that fall to the ocean floor after being killed by ano... More »

A crab's habitat is the sand and the forest burrows depending on its species geographic range though pet crabs are often given sand, coral or Earth substrate for their habitat. Red crabs, blue crabs and horseshoe crabs l... More »

The ghost crab is a generalist as it eats carrion, debris and smaller animals, such as clams, turtle hatchlings and other crabs. Ghost crabs mostly feed during the night. More »

Saltwater crabs are primarily carnivorous, preying on animals that live on or near the ocean floor. The most common species of ocean-dwelling crabs feast largely on small fish, worms, squid, snails and animal matter foun... More »