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Helice tridens

Helice tridens


Called "Ashihara-gani" (literally "reed-field crab") in Japanese, these crabs are found in muddy estuaries with many reeds. They are an important part of the ecosystem in estuaries, eating detris and recycle other nutrients. They are preyed upon by sandpipers and herons.


Reed marshes and estuaries in Japan. They are also found in the Korean peninsula.

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徳島市 (Tokushima), Japan

Spotted on Sep 15, 2009
Submitted on May 15, 2012

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