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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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