Atlantic Ghost Crab Ocypode quadrata    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Malacostraca   >   Order Decapoda   >   Family Ocypodidae   >   Genus Ocypode   

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Atlantic Ghost Crabs are commonly found along the beaches of the western Atlantic from Rhode Island to Brazil. These crabs are often observed in the dunes above the high tide mark where they build burrows. Atlantic Ghost Crabs are most active at night when they leave their burrows to feed on various invertebrates.

Where to find:

Assateague Island

There are 98 records in the project database.

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An Atlantic Ghost Crab on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (10/13/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Ghost Crab on Assateague Island, Maryland (11/10/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Ghost Crab on Assateague Island, Maryland (11/10/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/26/2022). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/23/2012). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/3/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/20/2015). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) romainclem, all rights reserved. Photo by romainclem via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/26/2010). Photo by Dave Spier. (MBP list)

Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/16/2016). (c) nycticorax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by nycticorax via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/31/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/18/2020). (c) pablo vidal-ribas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by pablo_vidal-ribas via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Atlantic Ghost Crab tracks on Assateaque Island in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/29/2015). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/23/2019). (c) Laura & Thomas Marlowe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Laura & Thomas Marlowe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Atlantic Ghost Crab in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/28/2014). (c) Sarah, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Sarah via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Ghost Crab found at Kiptopeke SP, Northampton Co., Virginia (8/20/2014). Measured 7 mm. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)


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