Ghost Crab

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Horn-eyed Ghost Crab (Ocypode ceratophthalma)

A feisty Horn-eyed Ghost Crab  (Ocypode ceratophthalmus) adopts a defensive position on Broome’s Cable Beach.  Ghost crabs are named for their pale carapace, and this particular species for the protrusions from its eye stalks.   Ocypode ceratiphthalmus is found on exposed, seaward beaches, and is active at night. Ghost crabs have one claw larger than the other, and nest in … Read More