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Major Cheliped

The major cheliped is the limb containing the large claw on male fiddler crabs. Cheliped refers to the entire limb, not just the claw.

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The major cheliped, from the dorsal view of the crab. Figure modified from Crane (1975). image
The major cheliped, from the dorsal view of the crab. Figure modified from Crane (1975).
The major cheliped, from the vental view of the crab. Figure modified from Crane (1975). image
The major cheliped, from the vental view of the crab. Figure modified from Crane (1975).