August 6, 2010 by staff
Coconut Crab, Coconut Crab Australia – The largest terrestrial arthropod in the world
The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. He is known for his ability to crack coconuts with its strong pincers to eat the contents. It is sometimes called the robber crab because some coconut crabs are rumored to steal shiny objects, such as pots and silverware from houses and tents. The first photo gives a good idea of how big these crabs. In it, a coconut crab is the search for food in a black trash.
The coconut crab is a large land crabs edible related to the hermit crab and is found in the tropical Indian Ocean and the Pacific. You eat coconuts for a living! How would you like being on an island and we found a crab that is more than three meters from head to tail and weighs 40 pounds, with a pair of pliers to open coconuts strong enough? They can climb trees too, but only eat coconuts that have fallen to the ground.
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