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Minor Cheliped

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

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