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