Ocypodidae Rafinesque, 1815, Rafinesque, 1815

Alves, Maria De Lourdes, Ramos-Porto, Marilena & Viana, Girlene Fábia Segundo, 2008, Checklist of the Decapods (Crustacea) from the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Brazil, Zootaxa 1881, pp. 43-68: 63

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.184217

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scientific name

Ocypodidae Rafinesque, 1815
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Family Ocypodidae Rafinesque, 1815  

Ocypode quadrata (Fabricius, 1787)  

Diagnosis: Melo, 1996: 484.

Previous records: Pocock, 1890: 512 [as Ocypoda arenaria (Catesby, 1771)   ]; Moreira, 1901: 52 [as Ocypoda arenaria (Catesby, 1771)   ]; Coelho and Ramos, 1972: 198; Fausto Filho, 1974: 16; Williams, 1984: 468; Abele and Kim, 1986: 66; Melo, 1996: 484, 1998: 504; Coelho et al., 2002: 446.

Examined material: JUN/ 92: Baía do Sueste, 2 males, 1 female. AUG/ 92: Praia da Conceição, 5 specimens. SEP/ 92: Baía do Sueste, 9 specimens. JAN/ 2000: Baía do Sueste, 1 male.

Habitat: In galleries excavated in the sand.

Observations: observed preferentially at dawn, dusk and during the night; the larger specimen had been collected in the Baía do Sueste.