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Zombie Crab or Red Crab

Gecarcinus ruricola

Description:

12 to 15 inch red and black crab-like arthropod, withgold/yellow flecking. White to yellow bumps or lenticles over most of the body and legs

Habitat:

Pier like landing on a very fast moving inlet between Atlantic Ocean and an inlet connected to intracoastal waterway.

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4 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Really nice crab!

Jellis
Jellis 9 years ago

Gecarcinus ruricola Common names for G. ruricola include the purple land crab,black land crab,red land crab,and zombie crab

MichaelEdward
MichaelEdward 9 years ago

Thank you, Slightly different settings on the shots. I was 15 feet above the crab leaning over a railing. There were two. Coulnt get a good shot of the other one.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

very nice coloring. i like the second one.

Mick G
Spotted by
Mick G

Boynton Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012

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