Category: Crustaceans

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….

The Sargassum Swimming Crab, 01 June 2014

Portunas sayi, the Sargassum swimming crab; Volusia county, Florida (01 June 2014). When people go the the beach, they tend to be somewhat blinded by the density of biodiversity surrounding them. Sure, we’ll take note of the big jellies when they wash up on…

Cardisoma guanhumi, 02 September 2011

Cardisoma guanhumi, the Blue land crab; Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011). The Blue land crab, Cardisoma guanhumi, also generally referred to as the “giant” land crab, is a fascinating crustacean native to Atlantic and Caribbean coastal areas. Its carapace (the central “body” shell)…