Spotted Box Crab
Calappa philargius

 

Have you every wonder what Box Crabs eat?? Well, maybe you haven’t but I did find out this week.

Box Crabs usually spend their time buried in the sand, with just the tips of thier eyes exposed.

I caught this one out and about, and was lucky enough to see it just after it had caught a clam.

Clams have pretty tough shells, so it was amazing to watch this Box Crab literally rip the clam to pieces to get at the soft orange flesh inside.

The Crab doens’t hang around slowly savouring it’s lunch, but quickly devours it than scoots off to bury itself once again, before something tired to eat it!!

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