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Ocypode cursor   (Linnaeus, 1758)

tufted ghost crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Ocypodidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)

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; 37°N - 29°S, 26°W - 36°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Mauritania to Namibia and eastern Mediterranean. Tropical to subtropical.

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. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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