How do blue crabs reproduce?

Answer The blue crab, scientifically known as Callinectes sapidus, lives for approximately three years. This crustacean reaches maturity around 12 to 18 months of age, at which time it is able to mate and... Read More »

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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 »

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 »

How do blue crabs breathe?

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 »