Contact: Liza Lester
Ecological Society of America
Caption: This shows a large male purple marsh crab (Sesarma reticulatum) clipping cordgrass with its claws. The burrow opening in the photograph leads to a large, communal burrow inhabited by 10-15 crabs. These crabs are nocturnal and typically reside in burrows during the day to stay moist and avoid predators.
Credit: Tyler Coverdale
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