The Speckled Swimming Crab at Night, 22 May 2014

Arenaeus cribrarius, the Speckled swimming crab;
Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014).

Ranging along the coasts of both the Gulf of Mexico and the western reaches of the Atlantic Ocean, the Speckled swimming crab (Arenaeus cribrarius) is a fairly nifty and surprisingly durable crab. In Volusia county, Speckled swimming crabs can be quite abundant at night as they troll about the surf hunting for prey or working hard at making baby crabs. They’re efficient at digging into the sand to hide and also quite good at delivering a nifty startle when they’re stepped upon by a hapless human treading through the shallow waves.

Arenaeus cribrarius, 22 May 2014

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