fiddler crab

(redirected from Fiddler crabs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Words related to fiddler crab

burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the male

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
With the large claw acting as a heat sink male fiddler crabs can remain on the surface longer, foraging and performing the waving display," Dr Darnell told BBC Nature.
Ecologists knew that male fiddler crabs sometimes take on an attacker who is trying to invade a neighbor's territory.
In addition, fiddler crabs normally play a crucial role in tilling the salt marsh, which helps provide oxygen to the roots of salt marsh grasses.
Down below, tiny fiddler crabs raced along the mud, the males each waving an oversized pincer as minnows and larger fish riffled the water's surface.
Fiddler crabs are sexually dimorphic; females having two claws of similar size, and males having one claw larger than the other.
Male fiddler crabs have elaborate courtship rituals for enticing females into their burrows.
Fiddler crabs were also more widely distributed than shore crabs, regardless of larval stage (Table 1).
Located on the beautiful northern coast of the main island, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi offers traditional accommodations through acres of beachfront gardens dotted with palms and lotus ponds, while a short boat ride from the Resort's beach transports visitors into the dramatic mangrove channels of the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, home to otters, monkeys and eagles, fish that walk (mudskippers) and colourful fiddler crabs.
Melbourne, June 2 (ANI): Male fiddler crabs keep a check on other males waving their 'love claw' to detect the presence of a female, Australian researchers have found.
Hamsters (1410300382) and Fiddler Crabs (1410300307) each provide fascinating facts paired with bright color photos to invite leisure browsers as well as young report researchers.
By understanding how fiddler crabs thermoregulate, a better picture of their life history patterns and role in the salt marsh ecosytem emerges.
The diets consisted primarily of submerged aquatic vegetation, although the remains of blue crabs and fiddler crabs were infrequently encountered.
Among fiddler crabs, Backwell looked at flirting as well as fighting.
It then can grow a new one in about two weeks - even the showy large claw that male fiddler crabs wave about to attract a mate.
Along the lower marshlands, tiny black fiddler crabs seek shelter in the black mud while a great red-tailed hawk seeks prey in the grass.