Stone Crab

Coastal Habitats

Stone Crab

Stone Crab

Menippe adina

Stone crabs have large claws strong enough to crack open clams, snails and hermit crab shells. They also take their toll on oysters, especially young ones, breaking away the shells peice by piece.

After hatching, stone crab larvae spend about 36 days floating with the plankton. They move into shallow waters near jetties and in coastal bays as they mature.

Animal Life on the Salt Marsh


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