Stone Scabs

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Cave Crab - "Sebastian Romu" © 2019

About

Common Names
Cave Crabs, Stone Scabs
Cave crabs, or stone scabs, are a variety of land crab which are nocturnal scavengers. In dry climates they can be an indicator of a hidden or underground watersource.

Description

Classification
Arthropod
Size
Appearance
Stony grey crustaceans, In live cave networks they can develop a hardened crust of mineralization making them more easily camouflaged in their habitat.
Sexual Dimorphism
Variance

Ecology

Habitat
Tropical to temperate latitudes, Rocky terrain, containing underground caves, piles of lose scree, or containing crevices an holes they can retreat into by day. A nearby source of freshwater.
Diet
Scavenging omnivores, eating a variety of mosses, fungi, algae, plants, and carrion.

Behaviour

Social Grouping
Found in groups numbering up to dozens of individuals, but without a notable pattern.
Temperament
Skittish.
Intelligence
Animal
Reproduction

Sub-Species

Domestication

General
Generally not a prolific breeder, and slow growing, making them unsuitable for domesticated farming, but some are hunted or trapped for food.
Resources
Meat, Shells.

Stories

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