Do emerald crabs grow back legs??

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Kelly, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Kelly

    Kelly Guest

    I found this emerald crab the other day literally. I turned over a rock, the
    last one I bought about 2 months ago, and this emerald crab came walking
    out. HUGE! Now today I noticed one of his front pincher (the whole leg) is
    gone. I haven't seen my other emerald crab which was much smaller around so
    I am thinking maybe they got in a fight? Anyways will the leg grow back? I
    know that king crabs and snow crabs do but I have no idea about emerald
    crabs.

    thanks
     
    Kelly, Feb 4, 2004
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  2. The missing limbs usually come back after it molts.

    Marc


    Kelly wrote:

    > I found this emerald crab the other day literally. I turned over a rock, the
    > last one I bought about 2 months ago, and this emerald crab came walking
    > out. HUGE! Now today I noticed one of his front pincher (the whole leg) is
    > gone. I haven't seen my other emerald crab which was much smaller around so
    > I am thinking maybe they got in a fight? Anyways will the leg grow back? I
    > know that king crabs and snow crabs do but I have no idea about emerald
    > crabs.
    >
    > thanks


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    Marc Levenson, Feb 4, 2004
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