ghost crab


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ghost crab

n.
Any of various swift, light-colored burrowing crabs of the genus Ocypode that inhabit sandy shores.
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GHOST CRAB Madagascar So called because they're almost the same colour as sand, making them practically invisible, plus they're mainly nocturnal.
On the use of morphometric data as a guide to reproductive maturity in the ghost crab, Ocypode ceralophthalamus (Pallas) (Brachyura.
Seasonal variations in the biochemical composition and reproductive cycle of the ghost crab Ocypode quadrata (Fabricius 1787) in southern Brazil.
Morphometric studies of the ghost crab Ocypode quadrata (Fabricius, 1787) (Decapoda, Ocypodidae) from Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Their perfect, crystalline quartz sand that washed down from the Appalachians thousands of years ago now rests on this island, marking rabbit and ghost crab footprints--and ours.
Of 192 crabs tracked during this study in association with other projects, 13 were killed in ghostfishing gear (12 in ghost crab pots and 1 in a ghost gill net) and 20 were captured in ghost pots and released alive by divers.
Performance limits of low-temperature, continuous locomotion are exceeded when locomotion is intermittent in the ghost crab.
The Atlantic Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata) is widely distributed on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
We lost a lot of habitats, species and beautiful sceneries on land and in sea - water springs, old farms, rich beaches, ghost crab, Safi and Snaifi are examples - we need to act together before it is too late for us all.
The ghost crab, Ocypode quadrate, makes its home in sandy beach environments from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Brazil.
Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL- The relationship of ghost crab.
A ghost crab, silly," said Scarlett with a happy squeal.