Crabs usually eat algae. Crabs are omnivorous, meaning that they will eat both plants and other animals for sustenance.Know More
Various species of crab have slightly different diets. They have a very strong digestive system that permits them to eat fungi, mollusks, bacteria, worms and even other crustaceans, such as shrimp or barnacles. In times of desperation, they have been known to eat the offal from the sea floor, which can include dead and decaying animals.
Like most omnivores, crabs require a balanced diet to maintain the highest degree of health and reach their maximum growth potential. Their systems need both the protein found in meat as well as the vitamins present in undersea vegetables to sustain quality digestion.Learn more about Crabs
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 antennae to catch plankton during a receding wave.Full Answer >
Shore crabs feed primarily on invertebrates such as molluscs, clams, crustaceans and worms, but they eat practically anything they can get a hold of, including the remains of dead organisms. Their voracious appetites have lead to the regional decline of several species. Shore crabs are an invasive species due to their easily accomodated diets and widespread dispersion.Full Answer >
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 another sea animal.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >