View Full Version : Help! What type of crab is this?

03-09-2012, 11:32 AM
I boought a few of these crabs under the tag of "Fiddler Crab" but they dont look anything like it. They are also much larger then the red claw crabs i had before and the claws are much darker. What are they, anyone?



03-09-2012, 11:45 AM
The photo is dark but it looks like a fiddler to me

03-09-2012, 11:53 AM
thanks, wasnt sure since the claws are the same size

03-09-2012, 12:03 PM
The claws on females are usually the same size. Male fiddler crabs often lose claws and regrow them.

03-12-2012, 10:52 PM
It doesn't look like any kind of fiddler crab I've seen, female or otherwise. It looks like a Red Clawed Crab to me, but you said it's larger? How much larger are we talking because they can get fairly big and a lot of stores sell them as juveniles.

03-13-2012, 03:19 AM
that is not any fiddler crab i have ever seen before, this creab looks too heavyset.

03-13-2012, 03:22 AM
Now that Im looking at this from my pc, it does look like a RCC.

Sea Monkey
04-18-2012, 03:53 PM
I agree. It's a red claw. They have stouter legs than fiddlers.

04-28-2012, 11:37 PM
It is not a fiddler, for sure. I'd say it's RCC and just like somebody else already said, they can get quite big when they're fully grown (up to 5cm without legs).