10 facts about Crabs

Crab is a ten-legged creature found on land, in oceans, and fresh waters. They are covered with a hard skin called the exoskeleton which protects their soft tissues. They are used as food items all around the world.

Here are 10 facts about these crabs that will blow your mind:

There are more than 6700 species of the crab family.

Different sizes of crabs can be found. Pea crabs can measure up to 0.27 to 0.47 inches and the world’s largest crab can measure up to 12 to 13 feet.

They can walk in all directions but they generally walk and swim sideways.

Their average life span is 3 to 4 years.

They are omnivorous i.e. they eat both plants and meats like worms and algae.

A female crab is pregnant for one to two weeks. They can lay 1000 to 2000 eggs during this time.

The cast is the group called when many crabs live together.

Crab’s meat is highly nutritious as it provides Vitamin B12 and this vitamin is very good for the human brain and the nervous system. 

They are the contemporaries of the Jurassic! Crabs were first found 200 million years ago.

A crab can grow back their legs or claw if they lose it in a fight.

Crabs are found all over the world and their meat provides vitamins when used as a food item. But one should be very careful about their frontal claw while handling it.

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