Uca pugilator

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Photograph by Peter Psyhos Burns.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Burns.FiddlerCrab.jpg

Uca pugilator – sand fiddler crab, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, July, 2003.

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I’m thinking “pinchilator” might be a more appropriate species name.

Glen Davidson

That guy looks rather crabby!

“Who Ucallin’ a pugilator, bub?”

Hard to tell with the carapace in shadow but I believe that is Uca pugnax not U. pugilator.

drmsrosenberg said:

Hard to tell with the carapace in shadow but I believe that is Uca pugnax not U. pugilator.

Is that because the boot is on the other foot.

drmsrosenberg said:

Hard to tell with the carapace in shadow but I believe that is Uca pugnax not U. pugilator.

It could very well be. I’m not a crab guy. It was my best guess.

As an interesting side note, this picture was taken almost 10 years ago on our honeymoon. My wife and I were married 10 years ago on a spot overlooking Marconi Beach, not very far from where we photographed this little guy. We’re going back to Cape Cod in a couple of weeks for our anniversary. Thanks for posting this.

Once they were men. Now they are land crabs.

Attack of the Crab Monsters

I wonder if fossils of such could still be found on top of mountains.

Marilyn said:

I wonder if fossils of such could still be found on top of mountains.

Fossils of crabs on mountains do not suggest that they were put there via a cataclysmic flood. Fossils of crabs on mountains suggest that they or their corpses were buried in mud or some other sediment, and then uplifted upwards over the course of millions of years.

If fossils of crabs on mountains were deposited there via a cataclysmic flood, then they or their corpses would have been dashed into unrecognizable crumbs via extraordinarily violent water turbulence, and they would also not be completely embedded in solid, either.

Not that creationists ever bother to care about such ramifications about their idle speculations.

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