Crab Facts & Trivia
- Crabs live an average of three years.
- Crabs are decapods or crustaceans with 10 limbs.
- Crab’s shell is a skeleton on the outside of its body.
- There are about 5,000 species of crabs.
- Crabs have claws on their front two legs.
- Crabs have large compound eyes made up of hundreds of tiny lenses.
- Crabs hatch as tiny larvae, just the size of the head of a pin.
- A female crab lays millions of eggs at one time.
- Crabs are invertebrates.
- If a crab loses its claw, the claw grows back.
- A crab’s teeth are in its stomach.
- Crabs can be carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores.
- King crabs are not considered true crabs.
- Crabs have gills to breathe.
- The Red Rock crab is the most colorful showing it red, yellow, orange and white.
- Crabs are located in more places than any other sea creature.
- Crabs communicate by flapping their pincher or pounding their claws.
- Crabs can walk in any direction, but will normally move sideways when hurried.
- If a crab loses a limb it will grow back.
- Many crabs have a flat body that enables them to enter narrow spaces.
- A cast is a group of crabs.
- A crab can move at a speed of 12 MPH.
- Average life span is 3-4 years.
- Japanese Spider Crab has a leg span of 12 feet (claw to claw).
- Crabs have eyes on stalks, much like a snail.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Class: Crustacea
- Order: Decapoda
- Family: Brachyura
- The Crab Movie, (2010)
- Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
- Crab, by Weezer
- The Crab Song, by Faith No More
- Crazy Joe, from the Cartoon “Shark Tale”
- Hawthorne, from the Comics “Sherman’s Lagoon”
- Mr. Krabs, from the TV show “Spongebob Squarepants”
- Sebastian, from the movie “The Little Mermaid”