Fiddler Crabs Home Blog

Postage Stamp

The Gambia (1984)

Postage Stamp (The Gambia 1984) image
This stamp from The Gambia (D2.35) is funny for a few reasons. First, the crab appearing on the stamp does not appear to be a fiddler crab (it could be an over-stylized female, but it looks wrong to me). Second, the species specified on the stamp, Uca pugilator, is found on the eastern shore of North America, nowhere near The Gambia in western Africa. The only species of fiddler crab actually found in The Gambia is Uca tangeri.