Shore crab


Eggs and young

After mating, the female can wait 1,5 months or more before she utilizes the sperm to fertilize her eggs, which can be as many as 180 000. These are attached to the back of her body under the tail. This is usually done during the winter, but egg-carrying females can be found all year round.
    The female protects and cares for her eggs for about 7-9 months before they hatch. From the middle of summer until autumn it is possible to see large quantities of microscopic crab larvae in the water.

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Eaten by many

Eats most things

Active at night

Pick it up with your hand

Even on land

Dug down during the winter

Over the world

Males and females

Eggs and young

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