Infra-order Brachyura, Family Ocypodidae

Chinese ghost crab | Ocypode sinensis  Dai, Song & Yang, 1985

Christmas Island crabs, chinese ghost crab, ocypode sinensis, Christmas Island, Max Orchard

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, crab, Christmas Island

Chinese ghost crab