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terrestrial crab - Ocypode quadrata

terrestrial crab - Ocypode quadrata
Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
September 22, 2010
I am curious about what kind of crab this is. They are locally called ghost crabs. They are common on the less used beaches around Cape May in the day time in autumn. Anyone know if the orange mark on the back is diagnostic?

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The orange patch isn't diagnostic; in fact, most specimens aren't as strongly (or colorfully) marked as yours.

 
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