Fiddler crabs

Fiddler crabs

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Credit: PETER CHADWICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fiddler crabs (Uca sp.) on a beach at low tide. Fiddler crabs get their name from the single enlarged claw of the male. When eating, the smaller claw moves over the larger claw to the mouth, resembling the movement of a bow over a fiddle. The large claw is used to attract females during mating and to fight other males in courtship disputes. Fiddler crabs dig burrows just below the high tide line, from which they emerge at low tide to feed, by filtering the organic matter from sand. They are often found in large numbers as thousands of individuals live in small adjacent territories. Photographed on Keppel Island, Australia.

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Keywords: 21st century, animal, australia, beach, biology, crustacean, fauna, fiddler crab, invertebrate, invertebrates, keppel island, many, multiple, nature, uca sp., wildlife, zoology

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