Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Horn-eyed ghost crab @Siloso Beach Sentosa by Windsor Jr.

Spotted at Siloso Beach, Sentosa on 12th Feb by Windsor Jr. Size is 4.5cm to 5.5cm. My guess is Ghost crab or Ocypode ceratophthalma

Update: Confirmed to be a Ghost crab or specifically Horn-eyed Ghost crab
Quote from Ria "It's quite common and can be seen, sometimes in large numbers on almost all our shores. Even busy and over trampled Changi beach! But only at night."
One more pic here by husky link

A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng

Horn-eyed ghost crabs (Ocypode ceratophthalma) on the Shores of Singapore

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