They are scavengers that feed on a variety
of fresh and dead material. Some of the most brightly coloured
Sally Lightfoots are found on
When visitors get too close, these bright
invertebrates scuttle away to safety in cracks and behind
rocks, for they are prey to shorebirds such as herons.
However, if you take a lesson from the heron's hunting
technique and remain motionless for some time, the crabs may
come out of hiding and creep quite close.