Fiddler Crab | Ocypode 
"Fiddler crabs communicate by a sequence of waves and gestures. males have an oversized claw. These are used in clashes of ritualised combat of courtship over a female and signal their intentions. The movement of the smaller claw from ground to mouth during feeding underlines the crabs’ common name; it seems that animal plays the larger claw somewhat like a fiddle."
(by howie516)

Fiddler Crab | Ocypode

"Fiddler crabs communicate by a sequence of waves and gestures. males have an oversized claw. These are used in clashes of ritualised combat of courtship over a female and signal their intentions. The movement of the smaller claw from ground to mouth during feeding underlines the crabs’ common name; it seems that animal plays the larger claw somewhat like a fiddle."

(by howie516)

Fiddler Crab | Ocypode

"Fiddler crabs communicate by a sequence of waves and gestures. males have an oversized claw. These are used in clashes of ritualised combat of courtship over a female and signal their intentions. The movement of the smaller claw from ground to mouth during feeding underlines the crabs’ common name; it seems that animal plays the larger claw somewhat like a fiddle."

(by howie516)


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tagged as: fiddler. crab. crustacean. freshwater. aquarium. aquaria. fish.