Where are blue crabs found?

Answer The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia south to Uruguay in brackish waters along the North and South American coast. The largest population of blue crab... 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 »

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 reproduce?

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 »

How do blue crabs defend themselves?

Blue crabs have a variety of defenses against their many predators, which includes other cannibalistic blue crabs. Some defenses of the blue crab include natural camouflage, limb regeneration, chem... Read More »