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:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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