There are 4500 types of crabs in the world.
The natural habitat of a crab is on the seashore and in deep water. However, freshwater aquarium crabs can be kept in tanks without any other fish or sea creatures, or they can also live in a network tank with other fish.
Most crabs are great to have in an aquarium tank as they act as tank cleaners, getting rid of any extra fish food and rotting plant matter from the lower part of the tank. This makes them great pets, and every great pet needs a great name!
If your are searching for charming and clever crab names, you're in the ideal spot. We have put together a list of our favorite crab name ideas to inspire you.
Cute Crab Names
Popular pet crab types include hermit crabs, fiddler crabs and a few other varieties of freshwater crabs. It might be hard to decide which names are cool choices for your pet crab and which aren't for you. It is important to make sure you pick a name that both you and your pet will love. To help you make your mind up we have put together this list of the cutest crab names, which will you choose?
5. Carl, perfect for many different types of crabs found in the sea.
7. Claude, a great name for types of crabs found in rock pools.
8. Corky, perfect for crab types with two pairs of antennae.
11. Crusty, for a crab species with sharp stings.
13. Elmo, a good crab name for the American country.
20. Hermann, one of the best crabs' names for cute little crabs.
21. Hermie, great for crabs types with sharp claws.
23. Jimmy, the perfect name for any male crab (as male crabs are collectively known as Jimmies)!
25. Lenny Krabitz
27. Ms. Krabapel
28. Niko, great for large crabs with a thick exoskeleton.
29. Ollie, perfect for types of crabs living in the middle of the sea.
31. Peeves, a great name for sea crabs that are famous for their color.
32. Penny Pincher, one of the good crab names for cute crabs.
33. Pip, great for small crabs with small claws.
34. Prickle, perfect for a crab in the sea with colorful eyes.
35. Rocky, a good name for a type of crab living under the sea.
38. Scrab, this crab name is short for "sea crab".
39. Scribbles, one of the cutest crab names.
44. Surf, perfect for all kinds of crabs.
49.Vince, a handsome name for a male crab.
Funny Crab Names
There are numerous ways you can be innovative when you are thinking of interesting names for crabs. You could even make up names using crab puns, or puns with words related to crabs such as 'shells' and 'sea'. If you are still stuck for ideas, we have plenty more funny crab name ideas in this list to inspire you.
54. Coco, a cute crab name that kids will love.
55. Coral, a crab pet name for a crab who loves coral reefs.
57. Gabby, a perfect name for a happy pet crab.
60. Hermione, a crab name inspired by a character from 'Harry Potter'.
64. Keisha, a great crab name for girl crabs.
65. Krabba, another cute and funny crab name from this list of crabs.
74. Peeka, a perfect crab name for cute crabs in the ocean.
75. Picher, great for funny crabs.
78. Salty, a good crab name for any crab species.
81. Sandra, a cute crab name for crab with three antennas.
83. Shelby, a great crab name idea for girl crabs.
86. Skye, perfect if you are looking for pet crab names for cute little colorful crabs.
88. Swirly, a perfect pet name for a crab.
89. Zendaya, a perfect crab name for cute girl crabs.
More Great Names Of Crabs
A name for your pet crab can be motivated by many different things, from their color to their species or they can even be inspired by the name of other famous crabs. This is list of more crab name ideas includes some funny crab names from popular culture that you will love, from Edward Scissorhands, to Captain Hook and Mr Krabs, we can't get enough of these great name ideas!
90. Allison, a perfect name for big crabs.
96. Captain Hook, perfect for a fiesty crab with sharp claws.
97. Cathy, a nickname for a crab found in oceans.
101. Edward Scissorhands, this name suits a crab with sharp claws.
104. Gorgy, a perfect pet name for a crab with a soft shell.
106. Haley, a cute pet name for any crab.
108. Iris, an adorable name for a pet crab.
111. Jess, a cute pet name for tiny cute crab.
114. Kelly, a pet name for a crab with big eyes.
122. Mr Krabs, such a cute crab name idea.
123. Nancy, a cute pet name for a friendly crab.
Names For Giant Crabs
Crabs make fantastic pets. Whilst they are not extremely dynamic, and tend to spend every day in the same way, they are a great way t teach responsibility to kids without taking up too much of your own time! In any case, it is important to remember that these are extremely fragile animals and should be looked after and handled with great care, the same as any other pets. For even more great name ideas for larger crab pets, take a look at this list.
153. Olive, a cute pet name for a crab with a colorful shell.
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