<< Previous Next >>

Halloween Mangrove Crab

Halloween Mangrove Crab
Photo Information
Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Crustacia
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Brachyura, Underwater Wonder World 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-16 7:28
Viewed: 10619
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unbelievable colors, right?! Well they are 100% real, and I was lucky enough that a rain washed and polished him pretty good, just right to take a shot of this gay colored poser. Photo taken inside Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica, a mangrove & rainforest ecosystem.
Gecarcinus quadratus, the halloween mangrove crab, Gecarcinus quadratus (not to be confused with the halloween hermit crab), is a species of crab, from the family Gecarcinidae. They are native to Central America, largest numbers in Costa Rica. Gecarcinus quadratus is a species from Costa Rica and although it is a land living crab it must have access to both fresh and salt water in order to keep its lungs wet. If they dry out then the crab will quickly die.
They dig deep burrows in riverbanks and at night goes foraging through leaf litter.
Source: www.reptilecity.com

extramundi, Rgarcia, Karin, navnith, wallhalla15, pilonm, RII has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To marmottelolo: Le couleurXplorator 1 07-18 13:13
To manyee: re:Xplorator 1 07-17 04:11
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

This is maybe the most colourful crab I have ever seen. He does look dangerous with such tones. I am surprised with the velvets. Nice eand descriptive shot, TFS.

Hello Radu, excllent colors, Bg, POF DOF Perfect colorsmgreat work, TFs Kyle

  • Great 
  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-16 11:37]

Hi Radu,
I understand why they call this crab halloween:
He really looks disguised for some scary party.
Good details.
Well done and TFS

Hi Radu,
An excellent shot of this colourful crab.Good POV and DOF

Hi Radu,
I love these colorful crabs from Costa Rica.
Besides being absolutely eye-catching, they are so fun to watch.
You caught this one in an excellent POV that shows off all of his colors.
As you mentioned, the rain made him all shiny to boot.
Sharp details and good light in a classic pose.
TFS. : )

Wow! You got a nice capture of this incredibly colored crustacean the warm colors of purple and reds are amazing. Nicely done Radu. :)

Wow - what a fantastic colour!
Excellent shot Radu! Great POV, great sharpness, brilliant colours and lighting too. This is an excellent composition. I like it very much. Thank you for posting.

hi radu
vous l'avez mis en colere ou c'est sa couleur naturelle?
joli specimen.

Hello Radu,

Wow! What incredible colors!!! It seems to me that violet is not an usual color we see in nature! Incredible crab, Radu and Thank you very much to share this lovely picture with us! You got a great pov and did an excellent composition. Details are great too! Excellent job!


  • Great 
  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-21 21:26]

Hi Radu.
Very nice colorsssssssss, excellente composition, the specimen is wonderful, good details and sharpness,good note.


great colurs, TFS Ori

Calibration Check