Crab Fingers! - Crab - NZ

AndreaEL

Gore, New Zealand

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There were so many little crabs scuttling around in the shallow waters in Riverton. We picked this little chap up to show how tiny they are, then put him safely back into his natural habitat where he could continue conducting his business. View large to see his lovely spotty nippers.
With their stalked eyes, wide bodies, large nippers and sideways scuttling movement, crabs are well represented in New Zealand. There is even a freshwater crab (Halicarcinus lacustris) in the streams and lakes of Auckland and the Waikato.
Characteristics. Crabs have wide, flat bodies with no obvious tail. The head and chest are fused and protected by a shield-like structure called a carapace. The tail is tucked under its body. Males have a narrow tail; females have a broad, rounded one that supports their eggs.
True crabs have a pair of claws followed by four pairs of walking legs. Various other crustaceans (hermit crabs, porcelain crabs and king crabs) superficially resemble crabs but have only three pairs of walking legs.

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