Bet You Didn't Know

Crabs are distant relatives of spiders

The Scientific Classification: Spiders

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Arachnida

Order: Araneae

Suborders: Mesothelae, Opisthothelae

Diveristy: 114 families, 46,000 species

Some Different Spiders

Fact 1 for SPIDERS

Spiders are not insects, they are arachnids.

Fact 2 for spiders

Other members of the arachnid family, are scorpions, mites, ticks, and harvestmen.

fact 3 for spiders

Spiders have 8 legs, while insects have 6.

fact 4 for spiders

Spiders are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.

fact 5 for spiders

Abandoned spider webs are called cobwebs.

fact 6 for spiders

The largest species of Tarantula is the Goliath Birdeater.

fact 7 for spiders

Giant Huntsman spiders have leg-spans of around 30cm.

The Scientific Classification: Crabs

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Sub phylum: Crustacea

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Suborder: Pleocyemata

Infra order: Brachyura

Diversity: 14 families, 1476 species

Some Different Crabs

Fact 1 for CRABS

King Crabs are arachnids

fact 2 for crabs

Crabs are decapods from the crustacean family.

fact 3 for crabs

Decapod means ten footed. Crabs have 10 legs, however, the first pair are it's claws which are called, chelae.

fact 4 for crabs

Crabs live in all the world's oceans, in fresh water, and on land.

fact 5 for crabs

Other animals with similar names like hermit crabs, porcelain crabs, horseshoe crabs, and crab lice are not true crabs.

fact 6 for crabs

The most consumed species of crab in the world is the Japanese Blue Crab.

fact 7 for crabs

Crabs are omnivores. Meaning they eat both plants and meats. They feed mainly on algae, and also bacteria, other crustaceans, molluscs, worms, and fungi.
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