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Crab

Description:

Freshwater crab

Habitat:

Modderrivier, Bloemfontein, SA

1 Species ID Suggestions

JohViljoen
JohViljoen 7 years ago
River Crab
Potamonautes sp. Potamonautes


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5 Comments

JohViljoen
JohViljoen 7 years ago

My greatest pleasure.

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

Thanks Joh

JohViljoen
JohViljoen 7 years ago

Judging by your location, I would guess that this is either Warren's Freshwater Crab, Potamonautes warreni, or else the Common RIver Crab, Potamonautes perlatus. It would help to see the back of the carapace. But, a very nice series of pictures... The crab looks alive.

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

Thank ForestDragon, will do.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Hi Mari, this is a wonderful series! I love the last image with the ray of light.

You should move this to the Arthropods section.

Mari du Preez
Spotted by
Mari du Preez

Botshabelo, Free State, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 14, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2013

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