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fiddler crab

n.
Any of various burrowing crabs of the genus Uca of coastal areas, the male of which has one greatly enlarged claw.

fiddler crab

n
(Animals) any of various burrowing crabs of the genus Uca of American coastal regions, the males of which have one of their anterior pincer-like claws very much enlarged
[C19: referring to the rapid fiddling movement of the enlarged anterior claw of the males, used to attract females]

fid′dler crab`


n.
any small burrowing crab of the genus Uca, characterized by one greatly enlarged claw in the male.
[1700–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiddler crab - burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the malefiddler crab - burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the male
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
genus Uca, Uca - fiddler crabs
Translations
سرطان صَغير
krab bojovný
vinkekrabbe
intõrák
veifukrabbi
krab bojovný
iri kıskaçlı yengeç

fiddler crab

nWinkerkrabbe f

fiddle

(ˈfidl) noun
1. a violin. She played the fiddle.
2. a dishonest business arrangement. He's working a fiddle over his taxes.
verb
1. to play a violin. He fiddled while they danced.
2. (with with) to make restless, aimless movements. Stop fiddling with your pencil!
3. to manage (money, accounts etc) dishonestly. She has been fiddling the accounts for years.
ˈfiddler noun
fiddler crab
a small crab, the male of which has an enlarged claw.
on the fiddle
dishonest. He's always on the fiddle.
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Dr Zachary Darnell and Assistant Professor Pablo Munguia tested a bunch of Gulf coast fiddler crabs (Uca Panacea) - both those who still had their major claws and those who had lost theirs.
Invertebrates and vertebrates inhabiting the marsh include fiddler crabs (Uca panacea), periwinkle snails, striped mullet (Mugil cephalus), Atlantic croaker (Micropognias undulates), and Southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma).
Fiddler crabs will do battle to help a punier rival, a report in the May American Naturalist concludes.
The SAGES research, however, indicate that while in the salt marsh, whooping crane diet consisted of wolfberry fruit, blue crabs, clams, snails, insects, fiddler crabs, snakes and fish.
Watch fiddler crabs wave, Moray eels peering from their hide, plus family favourites, the meercats keeping an eye out for intruders at this Palms Tropical Oasis in Nantwich.
Jennifer then trumped our fancy geochemical data and provided irrefutable evidence that the oil from the 1969 spill still affects wildlife, in particular fiddler crabs.
On a beach, fiddler crabs live in burrows surrounded by about eight inches of territory.
Even fiddler crabs, I gather, display 'an elevated level of aggressive interactions' during the week of the full moon.
The park, the state's largest barrier island, harbors an array of animal and plant communities within its complex ecological system: whitetail deer, armadillo, fiddler crabs, loggerhead turtles, resurrection ferns, and Spanish moss.
NAGASAKI - The Nagasaki District Court on Tuesday refused to accept mudskippers, fiddler crabs and the natural environment itself as plaintiffs in a lawsuit over land reclamation work in Isahaya Bay, Nagasaki Prefecture, which was filed by local residents demanding that the state suspend the national project.
Her research interests include gender in science issues and behavioral ecology of fiddler crabs.
However, toxic effects such as ultrastructural change in testes of gobiid fish, reduction in larval production in sand fiddler crabs, chronic toxicity in hens, acute toxicity in birds, reptiles, and fish, and decreases in muscarinic receptor function in rat retina have been reported (Mullie et al.