Fiddler Crabs

Uca heteropleura

American Red Fiddler Crab

Type Description

Gelasimus heteropleurus
Smith, S.I. (1870) Notes on American Crustacea. No. 1. Ocypodoidea. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Science 2:113–176.

Information

Subgenus
Uca
Common Names
American Red Fiddler Crab
Synonyms, Alternate Spellings, & Name Forms
Gelasimus heteropleurus, Heteruca heteropleura, Uca (Uca) [major] heteropleura, Uca (Uca) heteropleura, Uca heteropleura
Geographic Range
Eastern Pacific: El Salvador to northern Peru
Map data derived from: Crane (1975); von Prahl (1982)
External Links
Encyclopedia of Life
Wikipedia
iNaturalist
NCBI Taxonomy Browser/Genbank
GBIF

Photos

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Video

Male Uca heteropleura waving
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Male Uca heteropleura waving
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Art

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References