14 August 2005

Wildlife Picture: Ghost Crab

This little guy is a pallid ghost crab (Ocypode pallidula Jacquinot 1852). These crabs are small (usually under 3 cm carapace width) scavengers that live in high intertidal to supertidal areas where there is sand. They have an Indo-Pacific distribution, and are indigenous to the Hawaiian islands.

Photo taken 14 August 2005 at Kualoa Beach Park, Oahu
1/1000 sec at F11, 300mm lens.
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