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Crab, Eroded Mud

Scientific name: Glyptoxanthus erosus (Stimpson, 1859)

Common name: Eroded Mud Crab

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 725 - Crab, other *

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* For non-restricted species.

** These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.


Image Credit: Don DeMaria



FWC Facts:
Just like fish, blue crabs use gills to breathe. But unlike fish, blue crabs can survive out of water for over 24 hours, as long as their gills are kept moist.

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