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:
Otoliths, commonly known as "ear stones," are hard, bone-like structures located directly behind the brain of bony fishes. These structures aid fish in balance and hearing.

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