Soldier Crabs are one of the only species of crab that don’t scuttle sideways – they are capable of walking forwards and backwards.
Soldier Crabs spend most of their time buried under the sand. They come out in their hundreds on low tide then go back to digging. Soldier Crabs are not carnivorous. They filter-feed on plankton, algae and other microscopic creatures.
Adult Soldier Crabs range in size from approximately 10-15cm including the legs. Body length can be 25mm.