Meet the Mud Crab

Meet the Mud Crab, also known as the Violet Crab.πŸ¦€πŸ˜Š

From the Gulf of Oman to Qatar’s Peninsula and right through to Thailand, this crab has a wide distribution.πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦€

The Mud Crab burrows in sandy shore and is often seen exposed at low tides. πŸ¦€πŸ˜

Abundant in Qatar’s mangrove eco system, the Mud Crab is slow-moving and carnivorous. πŸ¦€πŸ‘Œ

Strong and sharp chelea for tearing food and one enlarged claw for crushing prey, the mud crab is a good hunter.πŸ¦€πŸ˜Ž

Mollusks and smaller crabs are its prey of choice. πŸ¦€πŸ˜‡

The Mud Crab grows up to 2.5cm in width and 2cm in length. πŸ¦€πŸ˜€

With such abundance of coastlines in Qatar, the Mud Crab is spoiled for choice on a location for home πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦πŸ¦€

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