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Uca oerstedi

Aqua Fiddler Crab

Type Description

Uca oerstedi
Rathbun, M.J. (1904) Decapod crustaceans of the northwest coast of North America. Pp. 1–210 in Harriman Alaska Expedition with cooperation of Washington Academy of Sciences. Alaska, M.J. Rathbun, H. Richardson, S.J. Holmes and L.J. Cole, eds., Volume 10. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co.

Information

Subgenus
Leptuca
Common Names
Aqua Fiddler Crab, Œrsted's Fiddler Crab
Synonyms, Alternate Spellings, & Name Forms
Leptuca oerstedi, Uca (Celuca) oerstedi, Uca (Leptuca) oerstedi, Uca (Minuca) oerstedi, Uca oerstedi, Uca œrstedi
Geographic Range
Eastern Pacific: El Salvador to Panama
Map data derived from: Abele & Kim (1989); Crane (1975)
External Links
Encyclopedia of Life
Wikipedia
iNaturalist
GBIF

Photos

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Video

Male Uca oerstedi waving
3:57 min., 352 x 240, MP4
Male Uca oerstedi waving (surrounded by miscellaneous species)
48 sec., 352 x 240, MP4

Art

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References

Barnwell & Szelistowski (1985), Beinlich & von Hagen (2006), Bott (1954), Bott (1973), Crane (1941), Crane (1943), Crane (1944), Crane (1947), Crane (1957), Crane (1966), Crane (1975), Green (1961), Neiman & Barnwell (1997), Oliveira (1939), Portell et al. (2012), Rathbun (1904), Rathbun (1918)