Stone Crab eats Algae at Night at
The Strip Reef, Bimini, The Bahamas
This Stone Crab, also called the King Crab or Channel Clinging Crab, is a hungry algae eater. A mature Stone Crab can be up to 18 inches from toe to toe!
Too much algae threatens corals. If the conditions are right for algae to grow, then the algae can grow over the reef if there aren't enough algae eaters like this Stone Crab to eat them. There needs to be a healthy abundance of algae eaters to keep the corals healthy.
Learn more about the reefs of Bimini on the ReefNews Bimini webpages. And click here to see more pictures of Stone Crabs!