Uca pugnax

Common Names: Atlantic marsh fiddler crab
Category: Sea Creatures
Sub-category: Crabs

A common fiddler crab of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. Marsh fiddlers dig burrows in the muddy or sandy banks of salt marshes, which they use to protect them selves from predators, high tide, and extreme temperatures, They feed by filtering detritus out of mud, and defend their burrows against other fiddler crabs.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Be careful of the claws which can deliver a painful pinch.