What Do Sand Crabs Eat?


Sand crabs are also known as mole crabs. This creature is not a true crab but they are related. Sand crabs filter organic material and very small creatures as the waves wash over them.
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What Do Sand Crabs Eat?
Sand crabs are a group of small crustaceans known for burrowing in the sand. Along with the several individual species names, the various sand crabs are also called mole crabs, sand fleas, surf crabs and sand fiddlers. Sand crabs typically reach only... More »
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Sand crabs feed mainly on tiny plankton. Sand crabs usually feed in the washing zones and they do not have claws on their first pair of legs. They spend most of their time buried in shifting sand where they are camouflaged by their gray shells.
Sand Crabs like to eat a variety of things. They enjoy plankton, fish, bacteria, and algae. When Sand Crabs eat things that are toxic, but don't affect them, they carry this poison onto anything that eats them.
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