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One of the oldest species on Earth Over 5000 different species Habitat Most live in the ocean, but many live on land. The biggest crab that lives in water, The Japanese Spider crab, lives on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean. The Biggest crab that lives on land, The Coconut Crab, lives on islands in the Pacific Ocean. Food Crabs can eat different things usually depending on their age. Some crabs eat plankton. Some young crabs eat worms. Larger crabs eat shrimp and other shellfish. Growth The crab can average from one centimeter to nearly 2 meters. It has a leg span of 75ft. The eggs that the crabs make are called zoea larva. Types of crabs There are many kinds of crabs. There are Lined shore crabs, spider crabs, kelp crabs, lumpy crabs, pea crabs, fiddler crabs, and MORE!!! There is also the biggest crab in the water, which is the Japanese Spider Crab. Also, there is the biggest crab on land which is the Coconut Crab. Body The crab has one set of claws and four other pairs of legs. They have claws called chelapeds. Relatives Crabs are related to the shrimp and the lobsters. A specific shrimp relative is the Ghost Shrimp. Colors Crabs can come in many colors. They can come in colors of red, purple, gray, green, and brown. • Crabs are just a wonderful species!!!