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crab ID needed

Unread post by arks » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:57 pm

Can anyone help with an ID for this crab, seen at the (very low!) dam at the bottom of my garden in Darling in mid-December 2015.

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Re: crab ID needed

Unread post by PAPA SMURF » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:19 pm

Hi arks
the only crab found in the Western Province is the "Cape River Crab' (potamonautes perliatus) and this info was found in the book "Freshwater Life" A field guide to the plants and animals of Southern Africa.
I hope this helps
Terry
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Re: crab ID needed

Unread post by arks » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:29 am

Many thanks Terry! :gflower:
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4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town


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