Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fiddler Crabs


Mexican Fiddler Crab, Uca crenulata, Batiquitos Lagoon. I've always seen Fiddler crabs on TV in various nature shows. Little did I suspect that we have fiddler crabs in San Diego! They're not as colorful as some but they have just as much personality, as they dance across the sand waiving their oversized claw at each other.

2 comments:

Bahamut7Flames said...

wow... how small are the fiddler crabs in the photo?

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

They were about an inch across. I was up on a bridge with a big, big lens. ;-)