How do blue crabs breathe?

Answer The blue crab is one member of the phylum Arthropoda, which makes up 80 percent of all animal species on the planet. These creatures all have external skeletons and jointed appendages. Blue crab us... Read More »

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How do crabs breathe?

Some crabs breathe water, others breathe air, but all 6,000-plus species of crab breathe through gills, according to Australia's Museum Victoria. In most species, the gills can be found in a specia... Read More »

What do blue crabs eat?

Blue crabs are omnivores. They eat shrimp, oysters, clams, fish, snails, worms, plants and other crabs, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and marine biologists from th... Read More »

What Are Blue Crabs?

The Chesapeake or Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) is a member of arthropods, a large group that consists of crabs, shrimp, lobsters, krill, crayfish and barnacles. Blue crabs live in the w... Read More »

Do blue crabs migrate?

According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, blue crabs migrate between areas of high and low salinity in estuaries. The crabs have paddle-shaped back legs that help them swi... Read More »