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Ocypode cursor   (Linnaeus, 1758)

tufted ghost crab
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Ocypodidae
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Main reference
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.6 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 435)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Mauritania to Namibia and eastern Mediterranean. Tropical to subtropical.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace width: 5.5 cm. Depth range is based on ecology (Ref. 435); to be replaced with a better reference. Semi-terrestrial (Ref. 105066). Inhabits sandy beaches, making burrows above high water line. Occurs at the high tide mark (Ref. 435). Nocturnal. Feeds on animal carcasses, picnic remains and vegetable matter. Also a predator of sea turtle eggs and hatchlings (Ref. 105066). Reported to mainly feed on ants and supplement its diet with crustaceans and drifting macroalgae (Ref. 105068). 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. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown