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5 Things You May Not Have Known About Crabs

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Crabs

Some species of crab include Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, Red Rock Dungeons, and Stone Crabs.

Crabs are members of the crustacean family. These creatures are found all over the world. Besides knowing that many species are delicious to eat, how much do you know about crabs? Keep reading for some interesting facts about crabs that you can share with your friends!

They Are Old Creatures

Did you know that crabs have been around for millions of years? Evidence suggests that they appeared on earth during the Jurassic period. Unfortunately, many species of crabs are endangered because of overconsumption and habitat loss.

There Are Many Types

Us Marylanders know and love the blue crab. But did you know that there were many more species of crabs in the world? Some of which include the Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, Red Rock Dungeons, and Stone Crabs. One of the main differences between the Maryland Blue Crab from other species of crabs is that blue crabs can be eaten in soft-shell form. Soft shell crabs are battered and fried. They are a favorite of many Marylanders.


Most species of crabs live in coastal regions. They can be found in fresh, salty, or brackish water. In addition to aquatic species of crabs, some species only live on land. They can usually be found in sandy spots crawling around rocks.

Crabs Are Omnivores

Crabs are not picky eaters by any means. Crabs eat both plants and meat. They will much on fungi, other crustaceans, mollusks, algae, worms, and mollusks. People often use chicken necks and fish for baiting crab traps.


Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!

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Costas Inn
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4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes