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Showing Order Decapoda between Cairns and Cape Tribulation

Order Decapoda

Hemigrapsus sp

Hemigrapsus sp.
Hemigrapsus sp.

Found between Cairns and Cape Tribulation

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Mud Crab

Mud Crab
Scylla serrata

Most often seen on dinner plates, this is an impressive crab found in the estuaries between Cairns and Cape Tribulation

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Orange footed fiddler crab

Orange footed fiddler crab
Uca coarctata

Looking around tidal mud banks will often be rewarded with a sighting of these interesting and showy crabs.

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Perisesarma lividum

Perisesarma lividum
Perisesarma lividum

Agressive little crab that will take on anything that doesn't fight back.

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Purple climber crab

Purple climber crab
Metopograpsus sp.

These are a small (less than 4cm) crab that lives in mangrove areas.

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Sand Bubbler

Sand Bubbler
Scopimera inflata

Have you ever wondered what the tiny balls of sand are on our beaches, well this little crab is responsible.

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