Ocypode pallidula

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Ocypode pallidula
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Ocypode pallidula from Point Lookout, Queensland, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Ocypodidae
Genus: Ocypode
Species: O. pallidula
Binomial name
Ocypode pallidula
Jacquinot in Hombron & Jacquinot, 1846 [1]

The pallid ghost crab, Ocypode pallidula, is a small ghost crab that digs burrows in beaches of the Indo-Pacific region.[2] Its carapace is usually about 1 inch (25 mm) wide.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109. 
  2. ^ a b John P. Hoover (1999). Hawaiʻi's Sea Creatures: a Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates. Mutual Publishing. p. 276. ISBN 978-1-56647-220-3.