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Ocypode quadrata   (Fabricius, 1787)

Atlantic ghost crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Ocypodidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
McKeon, C.S. and I.C. Feller. 2004. (Ref. 86356)
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Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 97531)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Belize.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Supratidal to intertidal (Ref. 97531). Feeds on ground nesting birds and sea turtle hatchlings (Ref. 86356), mole crabs and coquina clams (Ref. 111610). Facultative scavenger (Ref. 111610) and exhibits diurnal deposit feeding (Ref. 111607). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown