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Copyright: Andreas Paradisis (Nature-cy) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 23] (176)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-08
Categories: Crustacia
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-04 3:09
Viewed: 3123
Points: 8
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Scientific name:Potamon potamios

This is the only fresh water crab species found on Cyprus! It is found in a few all year flowing rivers (here Kouris river), mainly in the higher altitudes of the Troodos Ophiolithic Complex. Its populations were highly threatened in the recent years due to the use of pesticides and fertilizers for agriculture, overcollection for food, changes in the water balance of fresh water in Cyprus (Overuse of water resources, climate change).



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  • jyoti (260)
  • [2011-06-04 3:30]

Welcome to TN, Andreas
Well done! Hope to see more of your pics,
Keep shooting and all the best.


Interesting photo Andreas, these crabs are always hiding! regards yiannis

I like your photo very much as it reflects a universal theme
of the monster lurking in the dark or the unexpected creature ready to create havoc with tooth and claw.The best photos reveal a sense of drama or suspense.Kudos!

Hi Andreas,
unfortunatelly I can't see such water crabs in my country :). Maybe in future I will have an opportunity to visit Cyprus!
Of course very good point of view. Nice colours. Good composition.
Have a nice Sunday,

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