The male fiddler crab of the species Uca polita has a greatly enlarged chela (claw) that is coloured pink. The species likes a coarse substrate and is found in the seaward edge of mangals (mangrove swamps) in the Northern Territory, Australia.


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Image ID: 0091639-JSD

The male fiddler crab of the species Uca polita has a greatly enlarged chela (claw) that is coloured pink. The species likes a coarse substrate and is found in the seaward edge of mangals (mangrove swamps) in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch

Image dimensions: 4000x2667