Golden ghost crab by gosia

Golden ghost crab

Ocypode convexa, commonly known as the golden ghost crab, or alternatively the western ghost crab or yellow ghost crab, is a species of ghost crabs endemic to the coast of Western Australia, from Broome to Perth. They are relatively large ghost crabs, with a carapace growing up to 45 mm (1.8 in) long and 52 mm (2.0 in) wide. They are easily recognisable by their golden yellow colouration. Like other ghost crabs they have box-like bodies with unequally sized claws. They also have large eyestalks with the cornea occupying most of the bottom part.
Golden ghost crabs are common inhabitants of open sandy beaches, living in burrows in the intertidal and supratidal zones. They are predominantly nocturnal and semi-terrestrial. They are a generalist species, feeding on carrion and debris, as well as preying on small animals.
Oh, a marvellous shot! Your holiday photos are wonderful. Fav
September 1st, 2014  
Fabulous shot, he has a sort of grumpy look about him. His diet would make me grumpy too... Wonderful capture of him, great detail.
September 1st, 2014  
What a beautiful capture of him (or her). I've never seen a yellow crab before. Looks like your holidays are going well :)
September 1st, 2014  
Wow, great crab, fav!
September 1st, 2014  
Fantastic close-up capture. Love this crab :) FAV
September 1st, 2014  
Magnificent detail.
September 1st, 2014  
Nice crab.
September 1st, 2014  
A crab with an attitude. at least the facial expression looks like it. lovely close up and interesting description. fav.
September 1st, 2014  
Wow, excellent closeup shot. He is kind of cool looking. Fav!
September 1st, 2014  
What an incredible creature!
September 1st, 2014  
Wow how bizarre - great shot!
September 1st, 2014  
Lovely shot
September 1st, 2014  
Stunting close up, beautiful details.
September 1st, 2014  
wonderful dof, a great capture...fav
September 1st, 2014  
Wonderful creature.
September 2nd, 2014  
Fabulous capture, great details
September 2nd, 2014  
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