Purple Mangrove Crab (Goniopsis cruentata)

Also known as Grapsid Crab, Mangrove Crab, Mangrove Root Crab, Red Mangrove Crab, Shore Crab, Spotted Mangrove Crab, Tree Crab, True Crab

Description

Also known as Grapsid Crab, Mangrove Crab, Mangrove Root Crab, Red Mangrove Crab, Shore Crab, Spotted Mangrove Crab, Tree Crab, True Crab.

Found singly or in consortiums around roots and trunks of mangroves in brackish muddy waters of coastal areas.
They feed on animal matter and mangroves.
Length - 5.6cm
Depth - 0-2m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean

Brachyura crabs are considered true crabs, they have a short abdomen, 4 walking legs and a pair of clawed arms at the front.
Many thousands of species live worldwide in sea water, fresh water and on land Ref: https://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Goniopsis-cruentata.html

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