These animals live in deep burrows near the intertidal zone of open sandy beaches. They're generalists, scavenging carrion and debris as well as preying on small animals. Ghost crabs are well adapted for life out of water and are among the few marine creatures that roam the beaches at low tide, particularly at night. They run rapidly on the sand and can burrow quickly into wet sand.
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