Ghost Crab Close Up

Ghost crabs are often seen scuttling quickly along beaches at night, when they emerge from their burrows to feed, and can be difficult to photograph in the wild. They are common in Moorea, an island in the Pacific Ocean, where this specimen was collected. More about the Moorea can be found in the article "Scientists Catalog Life on the Island of Moorea."

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Submitted by Gerard Weber (not verified) on

trying to identify a species of ghost crab (Carapace 8 cm x 6cm), female. Very pale gray. Burrower.