Ghost Crabs

Named after their nocturnality and pale colouration, Ghost Crabs can be found in tropical and sub-tropical regions, living in deep burrows in the intertidal zone. Their distinctive features include one claw being larger than the other and elongated eye stalks. They are predatory scavengers, feeding on dead fish, algae and turtle hatchlings & eggs. Last month, it was discovered by scientists that Ghost Crabs can communicate through their stomach - they 'growl' by 'grinding the teeth of their foregut'.

 
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