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Blue Land Crab

Cardisoma guanhumi


This crab was wandering down the sidewalk when I came upon it. I'm sure it was pushed out of its usual habitat due to the flooding on the island due to Hurricane Alex a couple days prior. It is quite large (and kinda creepy looking, with the way it eyed me!)


pavement/grassy area, but nothing on that narrow strip of an island is too far from the water.

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Blue land crab
Cardisoma guanhumi Cardis_guanhu

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FianaShapiro 11 years ago

Oh thanks, Aunt Nance! Pictures of that one match the one I saw precisely. And it does show up on the gulf coast.

FianaShapiro 11 years ago

Yeah, I know it doesn't seem right... but I remember when I found it everyone there was telling me it was a blue crab, so I went off their seeming knowledge. I think it's one that probably doesn't even belong there, because I looked through a list of native species and none fit. I'll remove the identity.

auntnance123 11 years ago

Yes he's blue and he's a crab. And these are very nice pictures; but compare your crab with the blue crab:

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Very good pictures!

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Spotted on Jul 2, 2010
Submitted on Nov 13, 2011

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