Boys Catching Crabs

The Blue Land crab, also known by its scientific name Cardisoma Guanhumi, is found along the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea throughout the southeastern United States, Central America, the northern tip of South America, and parts of the Caribbean Islands. They burrow in dense shrubbery, mud, and coastal sand. For various parts of the Caribbean, they are considered an important food source, but there is a concern of excessive harvesting by conservationist.

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Wedes, S. (n.d.). Cardisoma guanhumi (blue land crab). Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved July 7, 2023, from