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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)
It lives in the Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to the Philippines and the Great Barrier Reef.
This is another horn eyed ghost crab i spotted a year back !
Spotted on Jan 9, 2011
Submitted on May 23, 2012