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ghost crab

noun
1.
a whitish crab, Ocypode albicans, of sandy beaches from the eastern coast of the U.S. to Brazil.
Origin of ghost crab
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism
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  • Although of marine origin, the adult ghost crab lives in burrows along the upper beach and well back into the dunes.
  • Many volunteers use ghost crab traps to reduce ghost crab predation.

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