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Horn-eyed ghost crab

Ocypode ceratophtalmus

Description:

This fellow was buried halfway in the sand. I got pretty close with the camera and he didn't move. He either played dead, or he was dead.

Habitat:

Beach / sand

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11 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

So cool!

Renata3
Renata3 8 years ago

Love the first pic. It's seems like I could reach out and feel the texture of the crab. Great shot!

NicoleB
NicoleB 8 years ago

Thanks all :-)
I am still wondering if he was alive and just played dead for that big predator?

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 8 years ago

Amazing photo, the first one! Brilliant!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

See those amazing eyes...!!

jess.blank
jess.blank 8 years ago

aww. love it!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Cool!

NicoleB
NicoleB 8 years ago

Sure looks like one (couldn't find really that much Info at first glance, weird, need to keep looking).
Thanks!

peter
peter 8 years ago

Looks a lot like a Horn-eyed Ghost Crab

NicoleB
NicoleB 8 years ago

Thanks, Susan

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 8 years ago

neat shot!

NicoleB
Spotted by
NicoleB

Madīnat al-Kuwayt - مدينة الكويت, Kuwait

Spotted on May 8, 2007
Submitted on Jul 31, 2011

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