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Mangrove crab

Scylla serrata


Dead and desiccated crab; three legs on starboard and only one to port; one eye missing but no eye-patch. Hours in the hot sun may have turned it orange-pink where it might have normally been olive to brown.


At the high tide mark among mangroves.


These crabs are highly cannibalistic in nature and when another crab undergoes moulting the hard shelled ones attack the moulting crabs and devour them.

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

3980, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 11, 2012
Submitted on Mar 7, 2012

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