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Red Fiddler Crab


Red Fiddler Crab
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Copyright: Arpita Dutta (arpitadutta) (52)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-18
Categories: Crustacia
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-07 23:35
Viewed: 4228
Points: 6
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Found in mangroves, in salt marshes, and on sandy or muddy beaches of West Africa, the Western Atlantic, the Eastern Pacific and the Indo-Pacific, fiddler crabs are easily recognized by their distinctively asymmetric claws.
Like all crabs, fiddler crabs shed their shells as they grow. If they have lost legs or claws during their present growth cycle, a new one will be present when they molt. If the large fiddle claw is lost, males will develop one on the opposite side after their next molt. Newly molted crabs are very vulnerable because of their soft shells. They are reclusive and hide until the new shell hardens.

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Hi Arpita

Nice pose this fiddler has given you with good light available and the typical aerial root of mangrove adding up well. Though I feel a lower POV with more foreground and little more depth of field to get the claw in sharp focus might work even better.

Thanks
Himanshu

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STONE

Nice shot of this red Crab you have captured from a standing position, Arpita.
Good sharpness and colours.
TFS
Ram

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