Food Chain

What Eats A Crab?

What eats crabs? What do crabs eat?

Crabs live all over the world. Some kinds, or species, live in salt water, others live in fresh water. Some even spend all their time on dry land.

Most crabs have many natural enemies, or predators. Birds attack smaller crabs, sometimes carrying them high into the air and then dropping them on boulders to crack their shells.

Fish with powerful, shell-crunching jaws also eat crabs.

Many kinds of mammals, from seals to raccoons, also look forward to a crab dinner.

What does a crab eat? Crabs eat small bits of plant and animal material that they find in the water and along the shoreline.

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.
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