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Uca terpsichores

Dancing Fiddler Crab

Type Description

Uca terpsichores
Crane, J. (1941) Eastern Pacific Expeditions of the New York Zoological Society. XXVI. Crabs of the genus Uca from the west coast of Central America. Zoologica NY 26:145–208.

Information

Subgenus
Leptuca
Common Names
Dancing Fiddler Crab
Synonyms, Alternate Spellings, & Name Forms (Chronology)
Leptuca terpsichores, Uca (Celuca) musica terpsichores, Uca (Leptuca) terpsichores, Uca (Minuca) terpsichores, Uca musica terpsichores, Uca terpsichores
Geographic Range
Eastern Pacific: Nicaragua to northern Peru
Map data derived from: Brusca (1980); Crane (1975)
External Links
Encyclopedia of Life
Wikipedia
iNaturalist
NCBI Taxonomy Browser/Genbank
GBIF

Photos

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Video

Male Uca terpsichores waving
21 sec., 352 x 240, MP4
Male Uca terpsichores waving
34 sec., 352 x 240, MP4
Male Uca terpsichores waving
33 sec., 352 x 240, MP4
Male Uca terpsichores waving
40 sec., 352 x 240, MP4
Male Uca terpsichores waving by hood
24 sec., 352 x 240, MP4
Male Uca terpsichores waving
1:26 min., 352 x 240, MP4
Male Uca terpsichores displaying, with quick grab and throw (~36 sec. into clip)
58 sec., 352 x 240, MP4
Male Uca terpschires fighting
1:05 min., 352 x 240, MP4
Male Uca terpschires fighting
18 sec., 352 x 240, MP4

Art

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References

Altevogt (1957), Altevogt (1970), Altevogt (1972), Aspey (1978), Bailey (2012), Barnwell & Szelistowski (1985), Beinlich & von Hagen (2006), Bott (1954), Bott (1973), Brusca (1980), Christy & Dennenmoser (2006), Christy et al. (1996), Christy et al. (2005), Crane (1941), Crane (1943), Crane (1944), Crane (1947), Crane (1957), Crane (1966), Crane (1975), Dumortier (1963), Dunham & Gilchrist (1988), Greenspan (1975), Guinot-Dumortier & Dumortier (1960), Harris et al. (1998), Hendrickx (1995), Hyatt (1973), Hyatt (1975), Kaufmann & Barnwell (1985), Kerr et al. (2010), Kim et al. (2006), Kim et al. (2004), Peters (1955), Powers (1975), Powers & Bliss (1983), Powers & Cole (1976), Rosenberg (2001), Salmon & Hyatt (1983), Sastry (1983), Schöne (1961), von Hagen (1968), von Hagen (1970), von Hagen (1975), Zucker (1972), Zucker (1973), Zucker (1974), Zucker (1976), Zucker (1977), Zucker (1980)