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does the blue crab take care of their young

Wildlife Expert - Ken Burton

No, but it does take care of its eggs. The female extrudes the fertilized eggs into a cohesive mass called a sponge, which she carries under her abdomen until they hatch as larvae. The larvae drift away in the water and she may never see them again, particularly because very few survive and she herself soon dies.

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Callinectes sapidus (Cancer sapidus)

    
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