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Species Ocypode quadrata - Atlantic Ghost Crab

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Eucarida (Eucarida (Crabs, Crayfish, Shrimp, etc.))
Order Decapoda (Crabs, Crayfishes, Lobsters, Prawns, and Shrimp)
Infraorder Brachyura (True Crabs)
Family Ocypodidae (Fiddler Crabs and Ghost Crabs)
Genus Ocypode (Ghost Crabs)
Species quadrata (Atlantic Ghost Crab)
Explanation of Names
Author: J. C. Fabricius, 1787
Identification
The only species of ghost crab along Atlantic beaches.
Range
From RI along the coast to Brazil.
Habitat
Sandy beaches.
Remarks
Individuals are occasionally found north of Rhode Island, though they cannot survive the winters there.
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