Taiwanese Fiddler Crab

2019-11

Taiwanese Fiddler Crab

©Tung Hsin Su

©Tung Hsin Su

Text |Cynthia LaiConsultant|Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute

Unlike most of their relatives, Taiwanese fiddler crabs dwell in viscid sandy habitats. They can easily be found in the wetlands of Xiangshan, Hsinchu.
Male crabs have an enlarged fiddler claw that resembles a pair of white scissors. This characteristic distinguishes them from other species in the area.

Taiwanese Fiddler Crab
Binomial name:Xeruca formosensis
Family: Ocypodidae