The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and crab fun facts. Because of this, during our research for our daily content, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in a new section titled “Did You Know?”.

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Crab fun facts.

crab fun factsCrab Fun Facts: Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting “tail” (abdomen), usually entirely hidden under the thorax. They live in all the world’s oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and have a single pair of claws.

  • Crabs are found in almost all the oceanic waters of the world. True crabs, of which about 4,500 species are extensively distributed worldwide,
  • March 9th is National Crabmeat Day.
  • September 25th is National Crab Newberg Day.
  • The lifespan of crabs is in the range of 8 to 13 years.
  • Males have larger claws than female crabs. The females’ abdomen is wide and round compared to the slender abdomen of males.
  • Robber crabs are capable to climb trees and they can fall at least 15 feet without being hurt.
  • Babies of crabs are called hatchlings.
  • A crab’s teeth are in its stomach.
  • Crabs are omnivorous species and they predominantly feed on algae.
  • The biggest crab in Maryland was a male which measured 9 in.

Crab Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any crab fun facts in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Crabs.

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