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Mictyris longicarpus (light-blue soldier crab)

Synonyms: Myctiris longicarpus; Ocypode deflexifrons

Wikipedia Abstract

Mictyris longicarpus, the light-blue soldier crab, is a species of crab that lives on sandy beaches from the Bay of Bengal to Australia; with other members of the genus Mictyris, it is "one of the most loved crabs in Australia". Adults are 25 mm (1 in) across, white, with blue on their backs, and hold their claws vertically. They feed on detritus in the sand, leaving rounded pellets of discarded sand behind them. The males may form into large "armies" which traverse the beach at low tide, before the crabs dig into the sand to wait for the next low tide.
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Charadrius bicinctus (Double-banded Plover)[1]
Esacus magnirostris (beach stone curlew)[2]
Numenius madagascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew)[3]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Rohweder, D.A.; Lewis, B.D. 2004. Day–night foraging behaviour of banded dotterels (Charadrius bicinctus) in the Richmond River estuary, northern NSW, Australia. Notornis 51(3): 141-146.
2Mellish, Graham F and Rohweder, David A. Reconstructing the diet of the beach stone-curlew 'Esacus magnirostris' using scat analysis. Australian Field Ornithology, Vol. 29, No. 4, Dec 2012: 201-209
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0