Soldier crabs (Mictyris longicarpus?) With Angry Face!

Normf

Emerald Beach, Australia

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This guy having stalled for a moment took off. Is that an angry face he has painted on his back??

Soldier crabs (FAMILY MICTYRIDAE) are a unique group of crabs that live on tidal mudflats in sandy estuaries and mangroves in Australia.

Being active at low tide gives them certain advantages over crabs that are active in the aquatic environment created by the high tide. The aquatic crabs suffer from the predations of fish like toadfish as well as shorebirds like herons, oystercatchers and whimbrels. The main predators of soldier crabs are birds. As the high tide returns the crab digs down into the sand with a corkscrew motion. Adaptations to Amphibious Existence

Moonee Beach, NSW, Australia

Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/320
Aperture Value 7.1
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Focal Length 100.0 mm

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