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Meal Time
Species: Uca dussumeri
Fiddler crabs use their front claws to feed by scooping up sand and mud which they pass to their mouthparts. They eat the algae that they separate from the grains of sand and mud. The non edible particles are ejected on the seashore in the form of tiny, pea size pellets. Because sand and mud contain little organic material, the crab must feed continually to survive.

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