Arenaeus cribrarius Speckled Crab

    This swimming crab crab is a commonly seen resident of certain northeast Florida beaches where it is usually found almost totally buried in the sand. When excavated, the species may at first seem somewhat docile. However, don't be fooled as it won't hesitate to defend itself its sharp claws.

Arenaeus cribrarius | Speckled Crab
Little Talbot Island State Park Beach, Duval County, Florida 11/11/2004 (width about 100 mm.)