Uca tangeri (Eydoux, 1835)
West African fiddler crab
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Family:  Ocypodidae (fiddler and ghost crabs)
Max. size:  3.29999995231628 cm CL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; freshwater; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Morocco to southern Angola, northwards to Portugal, Mediterranean (Ref. 435). Also found in Guinea Current (Ref. 417).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Maximum carapace width: 4.7 cm. Inhabits marsh land, mud flats, often near river mouths, making burrows on muddy ground (Ref. 435). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  M: Ref. 435; O: Refs. 96903, 96907.

Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 10.03.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 16.10.15

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