Crab ID

Tleilaxu

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Caught this cute little land crab while bug hunting. Area is around Palm Beach Florida, it was found in surprisingly dry conditions, under a large rock, sandy soil and dry leaves.

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I released it back to its general location after the pics were taken.
 

Aquarimax

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Caught this cute little land crab while bug hunting. Area is around Palm Beach Florida, it was found in surprisingly dry conditions, under a large rock, sandy soil and dry leaves.

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I released it back to its general location after the pics were taken.
This may help--I found a crab in Miami Beach, Florida under a large rock, with drying sand and leaves as well. I wonder if it is the same species. It was quite large! Check it out at 2:52
 

schmiggle

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@Aquarimax yours looks like a gecarcinid, which I think makes it Cardisoma guanhumi, although to me the colors don't look right. I guess it might be introduced.
 

Elytra and Antenna

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Do you find any of the big blue Cardisoma crabs? Can you find any more of those or other interesting crabs?
 

Tleilaxu

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Do you find any of the big blue Cardisoma crabs? Can you find any more of those or other interesting crabs?
I've caught the edible blue crabs, in a minnow trap and seen a few unidentified land crabs, but they have out ran me in most circumstances. I will try trapping for them.

I see burrows everywhere, but I don't know who they belong too.
 
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