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crab

Description:

Crabs are decapod crustaceans living in any of the world's oceans, in fresh water, or on land, generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and armed with a single pair of claws. True crabs belong to the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail" (Greek: βραχύς / brachys = short,[2] οὐρά / οura = tail[3]), or where the reduced abdomen is entirely hidden under the thorax. Many other animals with similar names – such as hermit crabs, king crabs, porcelain crabs, horseshoe crabs and crab lice – are not true crabs.

Habitat:

in fresh water, or on land,

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1 Comment

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Moved from "other" to Arthropods

LeoTitularDebuyan
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LeoTitularDebuyan

Negros Occidental, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 21, 2013
Submitted on Apr 21, 2013

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