Way of life

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Common Crab

Way of life

The common crab is usually found on stone and gravel bottoms in the Skagerrak and Kattegat down to depths of 20-30 metres. During the evening they can wander into shallow beach areas to eat common mussels and such. But during the daytime they are usually found deeper than about 6 metres. Sometimes they are found dug down in sandy bottoms.

A common crab dug down in a sandy bottom.

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