Mud Crab

Coastal Habitats

Mud Crab

Mud Crab

Panopeus obesus

Mud crabs live in burrows, under shells or among the sea grasses in salt marshes and all along the Texas Coast.

Most of these small crabs have sturdy, black-tipped pinchers which they use to chip away the shells of oysters, barnacles and other crabs which they eat.

Animal Life on the Salt Marsh


Plant Life on the Salt Marsh


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