October 1, 2023

11 Super Cool Facts About Crabs

  1. There are more than 4,500 species of crabs.
  2. Most species live in coastal areas of salty, fresh or brackish water.
  3. Crabs are super old! They showed up during the Jurassic period, 200 million years ago.
  4. The Pea Crab is the smallest known species. It measures between 0.27 and 0.47 inches long.
  5. The Japanese Spider Crab is the biggest, measuring about 12 feet between its claws!
  6. Crabs have an “exoskeleton” made of chitin. It protects their soft tissue.
  7. Crabs walk and swim sideways.
  8. Crabs eat both meat and plants, making them omnivores.
  9. Pregnancy in female crabs only last one or two weeks. Then they lay between 1,000 and 2,000 eggs!
  10. Groups of crabs living together are known as “casts.”
  11. The average lifespan of a crab is 3 to 4 years.


° 500g crab legs.

° 1/2 cup melted butter.

° 2 teaspoons of Creole seasoning.

° 2 teaspoons chopped parsley.

° 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

° 2 teaspoons minced garlic.

° Lemon wedges for serving.


preheated the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

I cut the crab legs in half, and put them on a baking tray.

In a small bowl, add garlic, melted butter, and creole seasoning, and mix well. Then I added lemon juice.

I cleaned the crab legs with this sauce and baked them until the crab legs were heated up.

To take the first place:

I used chopped parsley, and it was served with leftover butter sauce and lemon wedges.


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