Are crabs nocturnal or diurnal animals?

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  1. Mo0o

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    The ones in the ocean, not the ones in my pants.

    Edit: Rock and Dungeoness
     
  2. UnatcoAgent

    UnatcoAgent Diamond Member

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    I didn't think they were nocturnal.
     
  3. Banana

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    Depends on the species.
     
  4. Mo0o

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    Rock and dungeoness crabs
     
  5. Banana

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    Dungeness crabs live in deep waters, don't they? If yes, I doubt they care about time o' day :D

    Shoreline crabs: I see ghost crabs at night only. Blue crabs seem to be active in daytime, but they stay in the water. I see Fiddler crabs in the daytime in mangrove areas, and also those dark (almost black) crabs that cling to rocks along rocky beaches.
     
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    Dungeoness crabs are suprisingly meaty. It's in my top 3 list of crabs to eat. Haven't try Rock crabs yet.
     
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