robber crab


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robber crab


[From its reputation for stealing objects out of human dwellings .]

robber crab

n
(Animals) a terrestrial crab, Birgus latro, of the Indo-Pacific region, known for its habit of climbing coconut palms to feed on the nuts
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Meanwhile, the daily drive to work by the detention centre's 300 fly-in, fly-out workforce is decimating the island's robber crab (Birgus latro) population, which is also affected by yellow crazy ants.
Robber crab - its claws have a pinching power 70 times its own bodyweight.
com/animal/robber-crab) Coconut crabs are also known as robber crabs, and are nocturnal creatures that can be found around the Indian Ocean as well as the southwestern Pacific.