Cut off in their prime


By Jon Copley FIDDLER crabs on the coast of southern Portugal are under threat because of local people’s fondness for a seafood delicacy. But overfishing is not to blame. Researchers say harvesting of crab claws is depleting populations by turning male crabs into eunuchs. Male fiddler crabs have one oversized or “major” claw, which accounts for up to 40 per cent of their body weight. Males attract mates by waving the big claw in a ritual dance and use it to defend their burrows against other males. Around Ria Formosa in southern Portugal, however,
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