Cardisoma guanhumi, 02 September 2011

Cardisoma guanhumi, the Blue land crab;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011).

In the Miami area, everybody’s going to the club in one way or another. This is the Giant land crab, also known as the Blue land crab. This particular individual is leaning heavily towards the latter name, but many larger individuals can lack actual blue coloring. They can appear rather creamy with yellows and sometimes almost an orange tint. Land crabs can spend quite a bit of time on land, as you might’ve guessed. It’s not unprecedented to have one hang out on a random tennis court where I live.

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