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What is the difference between Female and Male Crabs?

Asked by Lysa , Last updated: Jul 23, 2020

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K. Gibson

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K. Gibson, Corporate employee, MA, Gloucester

Answered Jul 22, 2020

One of the more apparent differences between male and female crabs are their size, as male crabs are more massive than female crabs. The size of their claws is a crucial element in determining between the two sexes. The male crabs have larger claws than females do. The tips of the female’s claws are red, while the tips of the male’s claws are blue.

Males are normally more colorful than females, but their coloration patterns should be examined carefully. The abdomen of males is narrow and triangular, whereas females have a broader and rounder abdomen.

After mating the female crab carries a pouch with a plethora of eggs on her abdomen. Once these eggs are hatched, the female takes responsibility for the little crabs, while the males do not take part in tending to their young.

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G. Woods

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G. Woods, College student, Graduate, Southampton

Answered Jul 14, 2020

Crabs are sea animals, and just like all animals, there are female and male crabs. Many may believe the gender is not important to crabs, but for many people who indulge them, it is a clear difference between the two. One difference between them is the color of the tips of the crabs. Male crabs have blue tips. Female crabs have red tips. Fisherman, like to remember this fact with the expression "females, wear red nail polish." Another difference between them is in regard to the shape of their underside. Male crabs have a pointy shape, while female crabs are more rounded.
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