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Ocypode quadrata
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Uca pugilator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Superfamily: Ocypodoidea
Family: Ocypodidae
Rafinesque, 1815

The Ocypodidae are a family of semiterrestrial crabs that includes the ghost crabs and fiddler crabs. Other genera previously included in the family are now treated as members of separate families in the superfamily Ocypodoidea, such as the Ucididae, Dotillidae, and Macrophthalmidae.

They currently include two subfamilies and three genera:[1][2]


  1. ^ Katsushi Sakai & Michael Türkay (2013). "Revision of the genus Ocypode with the description of a new genus, Hoplocypode (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)" (PDF). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature. 56 (2): 665–793. 
  2. ^ 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.