Mangrove Crabs

I took this picture in the mangrove in Yucatan. It’s an unidentified medium-sized mangrove crab who climbed into my dinghy and was very frightened.  Mangrove crabs are considered keystone species for many reasons: they are very important in stabilizing the ecosystem. On the same trip I also saw a tiny violin crab in the mangrove, jaibas in the shallow tidewaters, and a lot of big scary  horseshoe crab carcasses on the beach.

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2 responses to “Mangrove Crabs

    1. Think mangroves are wonderful place to find weird and interesting life, it nice to see poeple exploring and getting some cool pics too.

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