View Full Version : ID this crab

24th Jan 2010, 10:15 PM
Hi there, can someone ID this crab? Some of us have started calling it a horn eye ghost crab but they don't look like anything I googled


28th Jan 2010, 05:09 AM
a few weeks ago I saw some similar crabs in a German LFS. They were dark purple and had the same strange orange eyes. They were labeled as "Uca sp.", so I guess they didn't have a clue what they were exactly. They stayed in a terrarium with only some smaller pots filled with water. None of the crabs was in the water or near to it.

I somehow doubt that they are freshwater crabs. Probably they just tolerate it but won't breed in freshwater.

10th Feb 2010, 06:20 AM
Interesting crabs. are they being bred in the US?