Channel Clinging Crab
5–10 in (12–25 cm)
10–130 ft (3–40 m)
Also known as the West Indian spider crab, channel clinging crabs are common throughout the Caribbean, Florida and the Bahamas. They inhabit rocky areas and coral reefs, and are often found clinging to overhangs or in caves during the day. They typically feed at night on algae and carrion.
Triggerfish, snapper, sea turtles and moray eels.