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Horn-eyed ghost crab

Ocypode ceratophthalma

Description:

Local name " AGOCOY ", spotted at Biray-Biray Islet, at Municipality og Basilisa, Dinagat Islands, Philippines.

Habitat:

White Sand

1 Species ID Suggestions

Horn-eyed ghost crab
Ocypode ceratophthalma Ocypode ceratophthalma - Wikipedia


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12 Comments

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

GREAT SPOTTING!! :)

Ian Russel
Ian Russel 2 years ago

That crab is abundant in ferdinand, basilisa, sirugao del sur. that was 20 years ago when I first saw that creatures.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 2 years ago

That first photo is great. Nice spotting!

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 2 years ago

Wow! :o

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Nice one! Congrats.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Congratulations Mark Anthony ! Thanks to Daniele for the interesting information.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Congratulations!
Those eyes... :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Mark Anthony, your crab is our Spotting of the Day! To complete the spotting I have added in the scientific name for you. Thanks for telling us its local name!

"For your eyes only! This remarkable Horn-eyed ghost crab (Ocypode ceratophthalma) is our Spotting of the Day. Eyestalks allow the crab to check for predators from a burrow opening without exposing its body. O. ceratophthalma has eyestalks actually extending beyond the cornea into long points (styles), a feature known as exophthalmy. Ghost crabs (subfamily Ocypodinae) take their name from their nocturnal habit and their generally pale coloration"

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SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Looks like the Mars Rover.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 2 years ago

What a wonderful "expression!"

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Nice shot.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Awesome spotting!

Dinagat Islands, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 16, 2017
Submitted on Oct 16, 2017

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