Larval stage

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Larval stage

The larval stage is the only time in the life cycle of C. fentoni that it has a shell.


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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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