They are beach cleaners i.e. they scavenge on dead material.. So if there are any leftovers by any predator on beach then ghost crabs are the one who take up beach cleaning job.. And due to their nocturnal nature no one notice them or their work!!
One of the dream frames I wished since I had this camera and I finally made it.. We got down from our cars for record shots of sea gulls (Pallas's) and saw this nocturnal creature out of his burrows..
''Ocypode brevicornis'' is a species of ghost crabs native to the Indian Ocean, from the Gulf of Oman to the Nicobar Islands. They are relatively large ghost crabs with a somewhat trapezoidal body. The carapace reaches a length of 41 mm and a width of 50 mm . They are a mottled brown to yellow in coloration. Like other ghost crabs, one of their claws is much larger than the other. Their eyestalks are large and elongated, tipped with prolongations at the tip known as styles. They are common.. more