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  • Scientific Names
    • Birgus latro
    • Birgus laticauda
    • Cancer crumenatus
    • Cancer crumenatus orientalis
    • Cancer latro
  • English
    • Robber Crab
    • Coconut Crab

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Recent observations

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What

Coconut Crab Birgus latro

Observer

auratus_nicole

Date

April 17, 2008

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What

Coconut Crab Birgus latro

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

October 21, 2006

Description

Captives tethered to a table on market day.

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Coconut Crab Birgus latro

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

October 25, 2006

Description

Along the trail to Vaikona Chasm.

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Coconut Crab Birgus latro

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

October 26, 2006

Place

Niue (Google, OSM)

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What

Coconut crab Birgus latro

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 5, 2007

Description

Relatively small one, along the road to Greta Beach.

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Coconut crab Birgus latro

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 5, 2007

Description

Shoe for scale. On the road to Greta Beach.

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What

Coconut crab Birgus latro

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 2, 2007

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What

Coconut crab Birgus latro

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 2, 2007

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What

Coconut crab Birgus latro

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

November 30, 2007

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What

Coconut crab Birgus latro

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

November 30, 2007

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Coconut crab Birgus latro

Observer

drew_avery

Date

June 21, 2009

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coconut crab (Birgus latro) Birgus latro

Observer

drew_avery

Date

February 18, 2007
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Description from Wikipedia

The coconut crab, Birgus latro, is a species of terrestrial hermit crab, also known as the robber crab or palm thief. It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent Earth atmosphere, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg. It is found on islands across the...

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Conservation Summary

    No range data available.