Ghost crab

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Ghost crabs
Ocypode quadrata (Cahuita).jpg
Ocypode quadrata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Ocypodidae
Genus: Ocypode
Weber, 1795
Type species
Cancer ceratophthalmus
Pallas, 1772

A Ghost crab is crab of the genus Ocypode. Characteristics of the genus include one claw being larger than the other, but this difference is not as marked as in male fiddler crabs.