Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Limb Buds

Crabs can regenerate lost limbs. A soft limb bud appears first, which will become the new claw after the crab molts.


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FWC Facts:
Blue crabs have specially modified back legs, called swimmerets, which rotate at 20-40 revolutions per minute, allowing the crab to quickly swim through the water.

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