Image: Swift-footed Crab Illustration

Swift-footed Crab Illustration

Adult Swift-footed Crabs have purple claws. The shell of their body can grow to 8 cm wide. They have a dark olive green or purple shell.

Creator:
Andrew Howells
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Adult Swift-footed Crabs have purple claws. The shell of their body can grow to 8 cm wide. They have a dark olive green or purple shell.

Swift-footed Crabs live on rocky shores in Australia.

Swift-footed Crabs eat barnacles, algae, snails and limpets.

Swift-footed Crabs use their claws to get into the shells of other animals. They tear off pieces of prey with their claws and put them in their mouth.

Birds, octopuses and fish all eat Swift-footed Crabs.

Swift-footed Crabs can be found hiding in cracks in rocks when the tide is low.

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