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Ghost crab

Ocypode rotundata


Ghost crab foraging in the late afternoon on sandy beach. Pale colour of carapace. Eyes had 'styles' - upward-pointing projections.


Sandy beach on an inlet at Ras Al Hadd, Oman.


Very fast-moving, but largely sitting and waiting in the mouth of the burrow. I have seen large turrets formed by this species at Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (see second photo, taken on June 28th 2014)

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Rob Whelan
Rob Whelan 9 years ago

Many thanks Daniele... it's a pleasure to have something to contribute.

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah Rob Whelan!

Rob Whelan
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Rob Whelan


Spotted on Jul 28, 2009
Submitted on Jun 29, 2014

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