Ghost crabs use teeth in stomachs to 'growl' at predators

Scientists find first evidence of an animal using stomach sounds to communicateAngry crabs harbour a secret weapon to deter their enemies and ward off predators when their claws are busy in combat, scientists say. Ghost crabs, named for their...

Ghost crabs use teeth in stomachs to 'growl' at predators

Scientists find first evidence of an animal using stomach sounds to communicate

Angry crabs harbour a secret weapon to deter their enemies and ward off predators when their claws are busy in combat, scientists say.

Ghost crabs, named for their sand-pale bodies and nocturnal antics, use teeth in their stomachs to “growl” at aggressors, leaving their claws free for attacking manoeuvres and general waving about.

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