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European Fiddler Crab

Observed: 9th June 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
European Fiddler Crab (Uca tangeri), Tavira, Portugal, June.
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I know Fiddler crabs well from the tropics but didn't realise there were any in Europe until I saw this one in Portugal... I now know its range is West Africa and Portugals' Algarve and they're very common in the Ria Formosa area near Faro.

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The pics of it here are from

The pics of it here are from south Portugal also Nick. Hadnt heard of it before this.

Cathal.