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Orange-clawed Fiddler Crab

Uca coarctata

Features

Upper half of palm of male claw conspicuously roughened; orange colour gradually fades along fingers to white at tips. Males have white spot on upper surface of last walking leg. Large, to nearly 40 mm across.

Notes

Common, on muddy upper shoulder of creek and riverbanks, estuarine. Indigenous, eastern Australia north from Moreton Bay.

Orange-clawed Fiddler Crab, Uca coarctata

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