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Crabs - Ocypode quadrata

Crabs - Ocypode quadrata
Chincoteague, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge County, Virginia, USA
June 15, 2022
Size: About 2 x 3 inches
Last summer I was able to photograph several crabs at the beach in Chincoteague. They were yellow with a large white claw on one side and a smaller white claw on the other. They were busy burrowing in the beach sand. Are they ghost crabs?

Moved from ID Request.

Why, yes, they are!
Ocypode quadrata

Great photo! Good job capturing an image of such fast animals! :)

Thanks, Jonas, for your ID and kind comment.


Gary Powell

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