Moon snails are king of the sand flats

The Australian endemic moon snail, Conuber sordidus, has been observed preying on blue soldier crabs for the first time.

“Moon snails are well known for attacking other snails and bivalves and until now, moon snails have been thought to feed almost exclusively on shelled molluscs,” researcher Dr Thomas Huelsken said.

“This observation that they also prey on crabs is a total surprise. Moon snails have now secured their status as top predators of the intertidal sand flats.”

Read more at The University of Queensland