Species Spotlight: Nimble Spray Crab

Dive deeper into the world of the nimble spray crab! 

Published October 24, 2017

Nimble spray crabs are primarily found in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. However, this crab was recently discovered in the Mediterranean Sea. This behavior has given it the title of "most invasive decapod species to enter the Mediterranean."

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The nimble spray crab is brown to purple in color with yellow or orange bands on its legs. They can only grow to about 3 inches in length. 

Nimble spray crabs live among rocks and boulders, which they use to hide from fish and predators. They are herbivores, and their diet consists of various types of algae. They use their small, nimble claws to pick algae off rocks.

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