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Marsh Fidler Crab

Uca pugnax

Description:

Dark coloration, with creamy, almost yellow large claw on males used for fighting and attracting females. Females have no large claw.

Habitat:

Salt marshes, and reed beds.

Notes:

Studying the Barnagat Bay with The Sedge Island Summer group of 2010.

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4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Moved to Arthropods :-)

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 10 years ago

Ha, fighting...

alexmdevoy
alexmdevoy 10 years ago

Thanks! I tried to get a shot a male and female on my hand to show the difference, but they are just so fast, and it kept running off my hand! Im 14 and at the time i was just turning 13, but i was in a biology program in the Barnagat Bay, in NJ. I saw a lot interesting things there...check out the baby turtle on my page. I just started project noah as few weeks ago, so now i have to go through like 10,000 pics i took over the years of the animals. So, im going to have a lot of spotting that i spotted from a few years ago.

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Nice shot! Interesting to see the difference in size between the claws.

alexmdevoy
Spotted by
alexmdevoy

Long Beach Township, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Aug 9, 2010
Submitted on Nov 13, 2011

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