Fiddler crabs aka Calling crabs have distinctively asymmetric claws (擁有一對大小懸殊螯的招潮蟹 又名 提琴手蟹)

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MF(Meditation Falcon… on April 9, 2013

A fiddler crab, sometimes known as a calling crab, is found along sea beaches and brackish inter-tidal mud flats, lagoons and swamps. Like all crabs, fiddler crabs shed their shells as they grow. Newly molted crabs are very vulnerable because of their soft shells. They are reclusive and hide until the new shell hardens.

Fiddler crabs live rather brief lives of no more than two years. During courtship, the males wave their oversized claws high in the air and tap them on the ground in an effort to attract females. Fights between males will also occur, which are possibly meant to impress the females; if a male loses his larger claw, the smaller one will begin to grow larger and the lost claw will regenerate into a new (small) claw. For at least some species of fiddler crabs, however, the small claw remains small, while the larger claw regenerates over a period of several molts, being about half its former size after the first molt. The female fiddler carries her eggs in a mass on the underside of her body. She remains in her burrow during a two week gestation period, after which she ventures out to release her eggs into the receding tide. The larvae remain planktonic for a further two weeks.

bassam jayousi on April 9, 2013

V E R Y . N I C E !!.. Like

Best wishes, Bassam

tu.andy on April 9, 2013

Excellent shot and presentation. Like 2. Best wishes, andy

Kastl on April 9, 2013

L 3, a very good shot, very well displayed.

Alicja Azalicja on April 9, 2013

Very rich information. Thank you for sharing. L
Greetings from Poland and all the best.

peacemaker453354 on April 9, 2013

Hi,MF..very nice captured..L-5..have a nice sunny day..Johnnie..

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on April 9, 2013

Interesting, good close up--like 6--AnaM

Antoine Jasser on April 10, 2013

Great documentation...
Beautifully captured crab...
L 7

Renato Pantini on April 10, 2013

Wonderful capture! Like!. Greetings, Renato.

REmiasz on April 12, 2013

Wonderful crab image. like, Greetings Remek.

Frederic Baiges on April 24, 2013

Quin tros de pinza. Like


Ijaz Ahmad on May 15, 2013

Very nice Shot! Like!,,,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

tükis on October 6, 2013

Beautiul ;)

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  • Uploaded on April 9, 2013
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    by MF(Meditation Falcon…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2013/04/04 16:45:28
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO500
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
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