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Crabs on Isla Canela, South Spain

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Old Monday 8th October 2018, 15:53   #1
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Crabs on Isla Canela, South Spain

Please help id these all taken in the last week of September, on the Isla Canela, South Spain


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Old Monday 8th October 2018, 20:19   #2
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I'm not sure of the correct name for them but I think they're Fiddler Crabs they have one big front claw instead of 2 like normal crabs. I saw 100s when I was there a couple of years ago.
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Old Tuesday 9th October 2018, 07:27   #4
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Yep, fiddler crabs. I was suprised the first time I visited Odiel (Huelva) assuming that fiddler crabs were only present in tropical areas.

The large claw is consumed by people in the area, especially as a component of the local "paella".
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