The Fiddler Crab is known for "waving" its big claw, which the male moves in regular intervals to attract a breeding partner.
Fiddler Crabs are most commonly found in tropical regions around the world, where they live at the beach or within the roots of mangrove forests. During high tide they retreat into their burrows, and come back out at low tide in search of food. Fiddler Crabs are not picky and will eat almost anything they can find in the mud.
Things To Do
- Observe the behaviour of our crabs on land and in the water
- Can you discover a female Fiddler Crab?
- Find out what we feed our Fiddler Crabs
- Get to know why the Fiddler Crab is endangered in some parts of the world.