Feeling crabby?

I made a couple of shots of fiddler crabs recently and decided I wanted to identify them.  It turned out to be a bit harder than I thought.  Turns out there are nearly 100 different species of Fiddlers and I could only find one picture of this one.

Unfortunately it appeared on a list of unidentified species.

UPDATE: Thanks to the fiddlercrab.info site it was identified as Uca Pugilator but they are not normally so brightly colored.

This one I do know though.  It isn’t a fiddler it’s a Mangrove Tree Crab.

Of course, we also have the Blue Crab but this Yellow-crowned Night Heron beat me to it.  From the claw on the ground, it’s a female.


About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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2 Responses to Feeling crabby?

  1. JapAnchored says:

    I love your photos!

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