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Red Land Crab

Gecarcinus quadratus

Description:

It has a pair of largely purple claws, reddish-orange legs, and an almost entirely blackish carapace with a pair of yellow, orange or maroon spots behind the eyes, and an additional pair of whitish spots on the central-lower carapace.

Habitat:

mangrove, sand dunes and rainforest along the Pacific coast from Mexico south to Peru..

Notes:

It lives in the forest at least some of its adult life, but needs to return to the ocean to breed. It is largely herbivorous, and consumes leaf litter and seedlings.

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6 Comments

tibiprada
tibiprada 7 years ago

love it ... hopefully it is the same species ... Thanks, 5picklefamily!

tibiprada
tibiprada 8 years ago

thank you, nexttogone :-)

nexttogone
nexttogone 8 years ago

Very cool shot!

tibiprada
tibiprada 8 years ago

Thank you, Gerardo Aizpuru !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Nice one :)

tibiprada
tibiprada 8 years ago

@ Isla Holbox

tibiprada
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tibiprada

Mexico

Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012

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