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Family: Ocypodidae fiddler and ghost crabs (See list of species below)

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71 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Austruca iranica
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Macrophthalmus brevis
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Macrophthalmus consobrinus
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Macrophthalmus convexus
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Macrophthalmus crinitus
[little sentinel crab]
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Macrophthalmus darwinensis
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Macrophthalmus depressus
[mud crab]
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Macrophthalmus erato
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Macrophthalmus graeffei
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Macrophthalmus grandidieri
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Macrophthalmus japonicus
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Macrophthalmus laevis
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Macrophthalmus milloti
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Macrophthalmus quadratus
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Macrophthalmus serenei
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Macrophthalmus sulcatus
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Macrophthalmus telescopicus
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Macrophthalmus tomentosus
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Ocypode africana
[African ghost crab]


Ocypode ceratophthalmus
[horned ghost crab]


Ocypode cordimanus
[smooth eyed ghost crab]


Ocypode cursor
[tufted ghost crab]
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Ocypode kuhlii
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Ocypode macrocera
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Ocypode madagascariensis
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Ocypode pallidula
[pallid ghost crab]


Ocypode quadrata
[Atlantic ghost crab]
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Ocypode rotundata
[rounded ghost crab]
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Ocypode ryderi
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Ocypode saratan
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Uca annulipes
[porcelain fiddler crab]
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Uca arcuata
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Uca burgersi
[saltpan fiddler]
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Uca chlorophthalmus
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Uca coarctata
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Uca crassipes
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Uca cumulanta
[heaping fiddler crab]
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Uca dussumieri
[purple fiddler crab]
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Uca forcipata
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Uca hesperiae
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Uca inversa
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Uca lactea
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Uca leptodactyla
[marbled fiddler]
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Uca longisignalis
[Gulf marsh fiddler]


Uca maracoani
[Brazilian fiddler crab]
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Uca marguerita
[Olmec fiddler]
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Uca minax
[redjointed fiddler]
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Uca mordax
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Uca panacea
[Gulf sand fiddler]
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Uca paradussumieri
[purple fiddler]
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Uca perplexa
[lemon clawed fiddler crab]


Uca pugilator
[Atlantic sand fiddler]
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Uca rapax
[mudflat fiddler]
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Uca rhizophorae
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Uca rosea
[rosy fiddler crab]
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Uca sindensis
[Indus fiddler crab]
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Uca speciosa
[longfinger fiddler]
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Uca spinicarpa
[spined fiddler]
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Uca subcylindrica
[Laguna Madre fiddler]
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Uca tangeri
[West African fiddler crab]


Uca tetragonon
[fiddler crab]
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Uca thayeri
[mangrove fiddler]
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Uca triangularis
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Uca uruguayensis
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Uca urvillei
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Uca virens
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Uca vocans
[orange fiddler crab]
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Uca vocator
[hairback fiddler]
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Uca vomeris
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Ucides cordatus
[mangrove crab]
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Ucides occidentalis
[mangrove ghost crab]
71 Species of Family Ocypodidae
(fiddler and ghost crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Austruca iranica Endemic to Persian Gulf.
Macrophthalmus brevis Western Central Pacific
Macrophthalmus consobrinus Eastern Central Pacific
Macrophthalmus convexus Indo-Pacific.
Macrophthalmus crinitus little sentinel crab Indo-West Pacific.
Macrophthalmus darwinensis Western Central Pacific.
Macrophthalmus depressus mud crab Indo-West Pacific.
Macrophthalmus erato Western Central Pacific
Macrophthalmus graeffei Indo-West Pacific.
Macrophthalmus grandidieri Western Indian Ocean.
Macrophthalmus japonicus Western Pacific.
Macrophthalmus laevis Western Indian Ocean.
Macrophthalmus milloti Western Central Pacific.
Macrophthalmus quadratus Western Central Pacific.
Macrophthalmus serenei Indo-Pacific.
Macrophthalmus sulcatus Indian Ocean.
Macrophthalmus telescopicus Western Central Pacific
Macrophthalmus tomentosus Western Central Pacific
Ocypode africana African ghost crab Eastern Atlantic 3.40000009536743 CW
Ocypode ceratophthalmus horned ghost crab Indo-Pacific
Ocypode cordimanus smooth eyed ghost crab Indo-Pacific
Ocypode cursor tufted ghost crab Eastern Atlantic and the 4.59999990463257 CL
Ocypode kuhlii South Western Pacific.
Ocypode macrocera Eastern Indian Ocean
Ocypode madagascariensis Western Indian Ocean
Ocypode pallidula pallid ghost crab Indo-Pacific
Ocypode quadrata Atlantic ghost crab Western Atlantic
Ocypode rotundata rounded ghost crab Western Indian Ocean.
Ocypode ryderi Western Indian Ocean
Ocypode saratan Western Indian Ocean
Uca annulipes porcelain fiddler crab Indo-Pacific. Tropical a
Uca arcuata Western Central Pacific.
Uca burgersi saltpan fiddler Southwest Atlantic
Uca chlorophthalmus Indian Ocean.
Uca coarctata Western Central Pacific
Uca crassipes Pacific Ocean.
Uca cumulanta heaping fiddler crab Southwest Atlantic
Uca dussumieri purple fiddler crab Indo-Pacific.
Uca forcipata Indo-West Pacific.
Uca hesperiae Indian Ocean.
Uca inversa Western Indian Ocean.
Uca lactea Western Central Pacific
Uca leptodactyla marbled fiddler Southwest Atlantic
Uca longisignalis Gulf marsh fiddler Western Atlantic Ocean.
Uca maracoani Brazilian fiddler crab Western Atlantic.
Uca marguerita Olmec fiddler Western Atlantic Ocean.
Uca minax redjointed fiddler Western Atlantic Ocean.
Uca mordax Southwest Atlantic
Uca panacea Gulf sand fiddler Western Atlantic Ocean.
Uca paradussumieri purple fiddler Western Central Pacific
Uca perplexa lemon clawed fiddler crab Western Central Pacific
Uca pugilator Atlantic sand fiddler Western Atlantic Ocean.
Uca rapax mudflat fiddler Western Atlantic
Uca rhizophorae Western Central Pacific
Uca rosea rosy fiddler crab Western Central Pacific a
Uca sindensis Indus fiddler crab Indo-Pacific.
Uca speciosa longfinger fiddler Western Atlantic Ocean.
Uca spinicarpa spined fiddler Western Atlantic Ocean.
Uca subcylindrica Laguna Madre fiddler Western Atlantic Ocean.
Uca tangeri West African fiddler crab Eastern Atlantic and the 3.29999995231628 CL
Uca tetragonon fiddler crab Indo-Pacific.
Uca thayeri mangrove fiddler Southwest Atlantic
Uca triangularis Western Central Pacific
Uca uruguayensis Southwest Atlantic
Uca urvillei Indian Ocean.
Uca virens Western Central Atlantic.
Uca vocans orange fiddler crab Indo-West Pacific
Uca vocator hairback fiddler Western Atlantic
Uca vomeris Western Central Pacific.
Ucides cordatus mangrove crab Atlantic Ocean 10 CW
Ucides occidentalis mangrove ghost crab Eastern Pacific



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