Fiddler Crabs

Morphology

Fiddler crabs are decapod “true crabs” which much of the standard morphology found within this group. The following sections briefly describe major morphological features as well as characteristics that are often used to distinguish among species.

The morphology is organized hierarchically by major body component with further details within each section.

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dorsal view of crab image
Figure modified from Crane (1975).
ventral view of crab image
Figure modified from Crane (1975).
anterior view of crab image
Figure modified from Crane (1975).