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Photo#362279
Ocypodid - Ocypode quadrata

Ocypodid - Ocypode quadrata
St. Vincent Island, Florida Panhandle, Franklin County, Florida, USA
March 22, 2008

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One species
Only one species of ghost crab on the Atlantic coast (O. quadrata)

 
How do tell this isn't a youn
How do tell this isn't a young female of one of the fiddler species?

 
the proportions of the eyes a
the proportions of the eyes and legs (ghost crab eyes are larger and the legs are much longer, chunkier claws) to the body and the habitat. Ghost crabs like the open beaches and back dunes on dry sand. Fiddlers usually have burrows in areas affected by tides over mud or muddy sand around low energy Spartina marshes or mangroves

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