Sally Lightfoot Crab Close Up

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Sally Lightfoot Crab Close Up

Sally Lightfoot crabs are one of the symbols of the Galapagos Islands, seen in great numbers on almost any shoreline in the archipelago. As scavengers, they’ll eat just about anything they can get their claws on, from ticks and algae to the young of other species.

The Sally Lightfoot crab’s willingness to eat almost anything makes it a great cleaner. It’s often seen picking bugs off the skin of other shoreline dwellers. On the mainland, Sally Lightfoots are popular as “janitors” for reef tanks.

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Sally Lightfoot Crab Close Up was last modified: June 1st, 2020 by Matt Shetzer