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Photo#2051565
Atlantic Ghost Crab - Ocypode quadrata

Atlantic Ghost Crab - Ocypode quadrata
Ft. Tilden, Queens County, New York, USA
October 14, 2021
Size: Carapace length ~40 mm
A very large specimen in a defensive posture. It is my qualitative impression that this species has increased in abundance in New York in recent years. It is now very common. Surprisingly this is a BG first for the state.