Infra-order Brachyura, Family Ocypodidae
Chinese ghost crab | Ocypode sinensis Dai, Song & Yang, 1985
The smallest of the ghost crabs found on Christmas Island. Ocypode sinensis and Ocypode cordimanus are the only Ocypode species without the stridulatory ridge on the inner surface of the claw. Until recently this species had been misidentified as O.
cordimanus throughout its range apart from China. Only recently discovered on Christmas Island.
Read more about Christmas Island's Chinese ghost crab in the book
"Crabs of Christmas Island" by Max Orchard
Chinese ghost crab