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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Staying in West Bengal, an eyecatching picture of a Red Ghost Crab was taken on Tajpur beach by Achintya Adhikari from Kolkata.
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.
To answer the question, "What makes all of those holes on the beach?" we would dig up a ghost crab. This had to be done carefully to avoid harming the crab.
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.
The tracks are "I Love to Study Mud!", "The Fiddler Groove", "Mosquito Burrito", "Alligator in My Refrigerator", "Periwinkle Snail", "Dolphins Will Jump Up", "Flushing Out the Estuary", "Ghost Crab", "Turtle Girl", "Blackbeard", "Vulture Vomit", and "Everybody Loves Marsh Mud".
Performance limits of low-temperature, continuous locomotion are exceeded when locomotion is intermittent in the ghost crab. Physiol.
Abstract.--The Atlantic Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata) is widely distributed on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.