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horn eyed ghost crab

Ocypode ceratophthalmus

Description:

Ocypode ceratophthalmus, the horned ghost crab or horn-eyed ghost crab is a species of ghost crab. It lives in the Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to the Philippines and the Great Barrier Reef. O. ceratophthalmus can be distinguished from other related crabs by the eyestalks extending beyond the eyes into long points, which are longer in males, and shorter in females and juveniles. The crabs have a box-shaped body, 6–8 centimetres (2.4–3.1 in) across the carapace, with a darker markings towards the rear in the shape of an H. O. ceratophthalmus can run at speeds of up to 2.1 metres per second (6.9 ft/s)

Habitat:

It lives in the Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to the Philippines and the Great Barrier Reef.

Notes:

This is another horn eyed ghost crab i spotted a year back !

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2 Comments

SumanSaurabh
SumanSaurabh 10 years ago

thanks for liking :D

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 10 years ago

I love the second photo, you can really see the detail and patterns they make as the move across the sand! Also the posturing is perfect! Ready to take on the world.

SumanSaurabh
Spotted by
SumanSaurabh

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jan 9, 2011
Submitted on May 23, 2012

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