Mud Crab

Mud Crab

Panopeus herbstii






In the Wild



  • Habitat:  Mud crabs live in salt water.
  • Diet: They are carnivorous. They eat squid,  oyster, clams and periwinkles.
  • Predators:  Birds, fish and other large crustaceans
  • Size:  They get up to 2 inches long.
  • Life Span:  They live up to 4 years.


In the Aquatics Lab

  • Diet:  We feed them squid.
  • Size:  They range in size.
  • Quantity:  We have a lot.


Other information

  • Virginia Regulations:  There are no regulations.
  • Commercial Uses:  None.

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