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fiddler crab
2014-11-25 03:00:09

David Johnson was standing in a salt marsh on the northern Massachusetts coast when he saw a fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, nearly 50 miles north of its supposed natural range. The migration north of this charismatic crab with the big, waving claw may be yet another sign of climate change.

mud crabs noisy world
2014-06-19 04:52:48

If fish communicate with one another using audible cues, researchers at Northeastern University began to wonder if their noise was also perceptible to potential prey.

Infectious Diseases Play Part Of Declining Chesapeake Blue Crab Population
2014-06-17 03:49:40

It's almost summer. Seafood restaurants from coast-to-coast are serving platter after platter of steaming crabs, ready for hammering and picking. The supply seems endless, but is it?

2014-04-24 23:02:43

From April 24 to June10, Seattle seafood restaurant Duke’s Chowder House of Seattle will be featuring Dungeness Crab on their Fresh Sheet Menu. Seattle (PRWEB)

Horseshoe Crab Behavior Impacted By Biomedical Bleeding
2014-02-26 06:56:44

New research indicates that collecting and bleeding horseshoe crabs for biomedical purposes causes short-term changes in their behavior and physiology that could exacerbate the crabs’ population decline in parts of the east coast.

2014-02-10 23:01:21

PTPower.com’s new blog post entitled “How to Handle Crabs” teaches personal trainers how to deal with unsupportive friends and family when starting a fitness business. Chino

Hormone Found In Crab Eyes Help Females Mate And Care For Their Young
2014-02-04 07:51:01

Those two crooked beady eyes peeking out of a the shell do more than just help blue crabs spot food in the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay. They also produce important hormones responsible for the growth and development of a crab from an adolescent into a full-fledged adult.

Coral Decline Affects Crustacean Biodiversity
2013-09-23 15:48:53

New research indicates that crustacean populations living near rapidly declining coral reef habitats could be at risk.

Fiddler Crab Claws: Good For Bling But Bad For Bang
2013-07-17 07:24:03

New research from Gonzaga University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute reveals male fiddler crabs walk an evolutionary fine line between bling and bang.

Noise Of Passing Ships Disrupts Feeding For The Common Shore Crab
2013-07-11 12:23:52

A study published in the journal Animal Behaviour found that the noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab.


Latest Crab Reference Libraries

Crab Spiders, Thomisidae
2014-06-19 08:13:57

Thomisidae is a family that holds around two thousand species of crab spiders that can be found throughout the world. Although the name crab spider has been used to refer to a large number of species, it is most often used to refer to members of this family, especially the flower crab spider. Many members of this family have flat bodies that resemble those of crabs and others hold their two front legs in positions that crabs are known for or move in sideways motions as crabs do. Although...

Crab-eating Raccoon, Procyon cancrivorus
2012-07-20 08:42:55

The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is native to South and Central America. Its range includes Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and extends to the northern areas of Uruguay and Argentina. It prefers a habitat with abundant water resources. Although the name implies that this raccoon’s diet consists of only crabs, it also consumes other crustaceans, like lobster, as well as fruits, amphibians, and turtle eggs. The crab-eating raccoon is similar in appearance to the common...

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2008-05-04 22:56:03

The Vernal Crab (Liocarcinus vernalis), is a small shallow-water crab found in the northeast Atlantic. It is commonly used as bait for Black Fish. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-04 22:54:32

The Great Spider Crab (Hyas araneus), is a species of crab found in Atlantic waters and the North Sea, usually below the tidal zone. It was reported around the Antarctic Peninsula in 2003. This was most likely due to transportation by human agency. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-04 22:30:19

The Halloween Crab (Gecarcinus quadratus or Gercarcinus ruricola), also known as the moon crab, should not be confused with the Halloween hermit crab. They dig burrows in rainforest habitat and are native to Central America. It lives in the forest at least some of its adult life. They have lungs that need to be moist all the time. If not, they could dry out and die. The Halloween crab is very territorial and will fight back if threatened. Photo Copyright and Credit

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.