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The tidal spray crab reaches a body width of about 2.4 inches. It can be reddish, greenish or orangish. They have a flat body; the front of the carapace and leg joints have small pointed teeth. They are adapted to the tidal area and can live outside the water exposed to air. They are found down to a depth of about 10 feet.
Found at the water's edge on wharves, floating docks and jetties in salt water areas of Florida, Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and Brazil.
This tidal spray crab was collected at low tide from a rock jetty and later turned loose again.