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Fiddler Crab: May 2011

posted May 17, 2011 3:56 PM by Hester Burch [ updated May 17, 2011 4:09 PM ]

 

red Fiddler Crab 1

red fiddler crab 2

Red fiddler crab 3

photos copyright Hester Burch

 

This is a male red-jointed fiddler crab (Uca minax). Males have one claw significantly larger than the other. Sometimes it is the left claw and sometimes it is the right.

Found at the Elms by visiting 4th graders dip netting around No Name Marsh, May 2011.

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