Horned ghost crabs: Using camouflage based on day-night cycle and not simply environmental colours?
April 11, 2013 · by a0106014 · in Uncategorized
A study has revealed that horned ghost crabs (Ocypode ceratophthalmus) change their appearance from day to night for camouflage. The ghost crab lives in the Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to the Philippines and the Great Barrier Reef. It has extended eyestalks which point skywards resembling horns, hence…