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Atlantic Ghost Crab

Ocypode quadrata

Habitat:

Sandy beaches in the western Atlantic from Massachusetts to Brazil.

Notes:

These were the largest I've seen. It was early in the morning and we were having breakfast on the beach. I went to the shore to take some pictures and noticed a few of these guys who scurried back to their holes but luckily did not disappear down them right away.

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7 Comments

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 3 years ago

My guess for common name is that they are whitish/sand color and very quick to hide. I guess because they are pale and hard to see = ghosts.

thornton17
thornton17 3 years ago

Why is it called the atlantic ghost crab

thornton20
thornton20 3 years ago

Wow, this is cool looking! I wanna see it in real life

swain2
swain2 3 years ago

Why is it called a ghost crab

swain13
swain13 3 years ago

Whats diffrent about it I just don't see it.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Great series Livan! This has to be one of my favourites. Thank you for sharing :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Looks like such a happy fellow. Awesome spotting, Livan. I'm glad they didn't disappear also. Thanks for sharing.

LivanEscudero
Spotted by
LivanEscudero

Mundo Nobo, Curaçao, Netherlands

Spotted on Mar 27, 2019
Submitted on Apr 25, 2019

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