Predators. Predators of the blue crab include large fish such as striped bass, Atlantic croaker, and red drum. Also known to feed on smaller crabs are predatory birds, such as blue herons and sea turtles.
What species of fish consume crabs?
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Fish – Crab predators in the sea, such as bass, halibut, cod, dogfish, and sharks, are capable of defeating a crab. As youngsters and when molting, crabs are particularly defenseless, making them easy prey. Jellyfish, eels, rays, and turtles are also fond of crabs, as is the octopus, whose strong (and occasionally toxic) beak and suction-cup filled tentacles can crack a crab’s shell and select a crab with the same dexterity as a person.