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Ghost Crab

Ocypode quadrata


This one was a baby. It was found when we were digging a hole at the beach. His tiny claws didn't do any damage when he got my finger.


Sandy areas.


They enjoy sunflower seed shells. We were eating the seeds and dropping the shells and the crabs would come out and snag them and take them back to their holes.

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KarenL 8 years ago

I've moved this to arthropods for you.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Deffinately Emma, I always wonder to see eye structure of Crabs...They are really amazing..!!

Hema 9 years ago

very adorable big eyes!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 23, 2010
Submitted on Jul 1, 2011

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