Fiddler Crab, Uca sp., (megalopa)
Collected: Off of Assateague Island, VA, June 2008 in the surf at a depth of 1-1.5m using an epibenthic sled
Notes. Larvae of many fiddler crabs in the genus Uca are common in this region. They are difficult to distinguish.
Collected and photographed by: Wendy Allen, Baruch Marine Lab, University of South Carolina
2.The rostrum has two rounded lateral lobes and lacks an anterior median spine. It has a central groove or depression. Most other common crab megalopae have a flat rostrum. This groove is most easily seen if the specimen is rocked gently.
Below: Anterior of the Uca megalops