Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fiddler Crabs - By Mookie R.

Fiddler Crab
Fiddler crabs, also known as a calling crab, are native to Nantucket. You can find them at the field station marsh, they eat organic matter that they find on rocks or in the mud. They live in holes in the mud that are about 1 foot long and about 4 centimeters wide.

The male Fiddler crabs have what looks like a lighthouse on their stomach (underside of the carapace) and the females have what look like a pyramid. The males also have on large claw that is used for attracting a mate and defending their territory.

Happy Birthday Mookie!

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