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ghost crab

Syllabification: ghost crab

Definition of ghost crab in English:

noun

A pale yellowish crab that lives in a burrow in the sand above the high-water mark and goes down to the sea at night to feed.
  • Genus Ocypode, family Ocypodidae
Example sentences
  • At the highest speeds, ghost crabs, cockroaches and ants exhibit aerial phases.
  • They have collaborated on research, most recently studying territoriality in dragonflies and aggression and foraging strategies in ghost crabs.
  • Laboratory studies examining the distance that ghost crabs can run before fatigue provide a wellstudied example with application to natural behavior.

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