All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Red-jointed Fiddler Crab</strong> - male
<em>Uca minax</em>
Santa Rosa Co., FL Fundy Bay
August 31, 2007
The male fiddler crab uses its oversized claw to attract a female for mating and to intimidate other males. The smaller claw is used fo...
Red-jointed Fiddler Crab - male
Uca minax
Santa Rosa Co., FL Fundy Bay
August 31, 2007
The male fiddler crab uses its oversized claw to attract a female for mating and to intimidate other males. The smaller claw is used for eating because the larger one extends beyond the crab's mouth. Like many other burrowing crabs, this crab has special sockets where the eyes fit when the crab is in its hole.

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