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Horn-eyed Ghost Crab (Ocypode ceratophthalmus)

Horn-eyed Ghost Crab (Ocypode ceratophthalmus)

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It is named after the extended horn like protrusion at the end of its eyes.

Horn-eyed Ghost Crab with horned eyes is a typical social animal. Each sand crab with horned eyes has different functions and functions in its large family. According to its functions, there are sand crab with horned eyes who are specially responsible for foraging, sentinel and informer. 

Horn-eyed Ghost Crab is a kind of sand crab belonging to the genus sand crab of the family sand crab. It is known as the fastest walking invertebrate on land. The walking distance per second is about 100 times of its own body length, about 3.5 meters, which is not only excellent in crabs, but also impossible for many vertebrates.

Carapace size: about 3cm

Adult size: about 4cm

Food: Small insects, small fish, shrimp, algae

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