Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Molting Crab

The crab's carapace splits in the back and the crab backs out of it. After absorbing water and swelling to a larger size, the new carapace will harden.

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FWC Facts:
Freshwater fish have a series of sensory pores called the lateral line that detect movement and vibration in the water, which helps with predatory and schooling behavior.

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