||Some crabs are scavengers and eat dead animals.
Some eat plankton.
Some young crabs eat worms. Larger crabs eat shrimp and other
||From 1 centimeter to nearly 2 meters
|Lined Shore crab - reddish-purple
||Kelp crab- brown on top, reddish below
|Purple Shore crab - dark purple with purple spots
||Hermit crab - gray-green
|Lumpy crab - red-brown
|| Rock crab - light purplish-red
||Crab eggs hatch into zoea larva which turn into
megalopa larva and then into crabs.
||fish, birds, octopus, and sea otters
||A barnacle sometimes gets inside a male crab
and takes nourishment from its blood and changes its sex hormones,
so the next time it loses its shell it is a female.
||Lined Shore crab, Spider crab, Kelp crab, Lumpy
crab, Pea crabs, Fiddler crab,
||ghost shrimp (relative of the Hermit crab)