Fiddler crabs, presumably Uca pugnax based on dark carapace and yellowish chelae. Trail at Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY, under green bridge.
Una hembra de cangrejo violinista
Pequeños cangrejos violinistas, la forma de la pinza es muy similar a la del espécimen tipo.
A fiddler crab, sometimes known as a calling crab, may be any of approximately 100 species of semi-terrestrial marine crabs which make up the genus Uca. As members of the family Ocypodidae, fiddler crabs are most closely related to the ghost crabs of the genus Ocypode. This entire group is composed of small crabs – the largest being slightly over two inches across. Fiddler crabs are found along sea beaches and brackish inter-tidal mud flats, lagoons...