Menippe mercenaria

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Menippe mercenaria

The Florida stone crab, Menippe mercenaria, lives mainly along the coast of the Florida peninsula.


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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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