Interesting facts about crabs include…
- While the red crab is indigenous to only Christmas Island, Australia, it is suitably abundant, numbering in the 120 millions.
- During breeding season, crabs travel to the shore in large numbers.
- Although they live in a warm climate, they can easily die in direct sunlight and, therefore, spend most of the day in the shade.
- Red crabs consume an omnivorous diet consisting mainly of leaves, seedlings, fruits, flowers and more.
- After the breeding process has commenced and the eggs have been laid, the crab eggs hatch immediately. The larvae live in the sea for a month before returning to shore to continue their lives and repeat the cycle.