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Maracoani

Marcgrave (1648)

Maracoani (Marcgrave 1648) image
This drawing is from Marcgrave (1648) and represents the oldest known drawing of a fiddler crab. It was labeled “Maracoani” and represents the namesake of the species Uca maracoani. This identical image was reprinted in Jonston (1650) and in Piso (1658).