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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Also found are ghost crabs, larger and longer-limbed and active predators amongst the rootscape.
The metabolic cost of transport in ghost crabs is greater for smaller crabs both on horizontal ground and on an incline (4).
Ghost crabs at both sites were significantly smaller two years after the hurricane.
Even that wrack of seagrass and algae on the beach comes alive with ghost crabs and amphipods.
Ghost crabs are another species dependent on the Gulf shoreline to reproduce.
Marine scientist George Crozier says the work is doing some damage, like killing small ghost crabs that live in the dry sand.
This article contributes to the bioecology of ghost crabs from subtropical Praia Brava, Itajai, Santa Catarina.
Despite the fact that hatchlings often emerge under cover of darkness, many fall prey to ghost crabs, dogs, foxes, raccoons, opossums and gulls.
Ghost crabs bury themselves beneath the cool beach sand, wild horses freely roam the island, and a variety of birds, including great blue herons, snowy egrets, and dunlins, flock to the island during the summer.
It is clear that ghost crabs exhibit handedness given that they leave their burrow with large claw emerging first and are more likely to use the large claw to feed with.