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Land Crab

Cardisoma guanhumi

Description:

In its juvenile form, the crab is a dark brown, purple, or orange in color. As an adult, it is a bluish-gray color. Females sometimes appear light gray or white. One claw is larger than the other and the walking legs are sparsely hairy.

Habitat:

I found this crab scurrying about in the woods, near a body of water. They live inside holes or burrows.


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11 Comments

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Florida is awesome oxyjack and thank you for your compliment! I am always amazed at the variety of critters I see, just in my yard!! :)

oxyjack
oxyjack 2 years ago

How cool is that? I have to see Florida someday, you guys have the coolest critters.

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Thanks, Mary! He didn't want anything to do with me that is for sure!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 2 years ago

Wonderful spotting. Love watching these guys scurry about - and then dart into their holes when someone (or something) approaches. Nice captures.

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Thank you very much, Ismael!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

My pleasure

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 2 years ago

Very cool!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Thank you cormoros75!!

cormoros75
cormoros75 2 years ago

Great photos

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Thank you Mr. Frazier,I really appreciate your help!! :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

Moved to arthropods :-)

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.08, Long: -80.61

Spotted on Jan 27, 2012
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012

Spotted for mission

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