The Moreton Bay Bugs are carnivorous scavengers and forager that feeds primarily on bivalves, crabs, and polychaetes which preferred.  Other food sources also include small cephalopods. The Moreton Bay Bug is an excellent detector of food which makes them one heck of a nocturnal hunter. One way the Moreton Bay Bug finds food is by either digging for it or making sure it is food first by probing it with its antennae. Sometimes, when the moreton bay bug finds smaller cephalopods such as baby octopi, it may consume it, but they are not considered a major source of nutrition for this lobster.

One thing you can ask is how this species of lobster is able to eat bivalves when they are shut closed by their hard shell.  This is done with the first and second specialized sharp dactyls (fingers or feet) of this organism to pry open and severe the adductor muscle of the bivalves.  After the muscle is destroyed, thenus orientalis then starts to consume the bivalve.  This style of feeding on bivalves are similar in all skyllaridae species, but size and strength in the matter is greatly significant to be able to feed on them.

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