coconut crab

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coconut crab

n.
A large edible terrestrial crab (Birgus latro) that climbs trees, has a diet including coconuts and carrion, and is found on islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Also called robber crab.
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The paper explains that the coconut crab, scientific name Birgus latro, is "the world's largest terrestrial invertebrate, growing to what Charles Darwin described as 'a monstrous size.
Indo-Pacific population structure and evolutionary history of the coconut crab Birgus latro.
Female size as a determinant of larval size, weight, and survival period in the coconut crab, Birgus latro.
Salt and water balance and antennal gland function in three Pacific species of terrestrial crab (Gecarcoidea lalandii, Cardisoma carnifex, Birgus latro), I.
The larval survival rate increased to over 500% when the temperature was increased by 10[degrees]C in the coconut crab Birgus latro [8].
But how did you read the word, Birgus, Bargos, Burges, or Borges?
Hemolymph oxygen transport, acid-base status, and hydromineral regulation during dehydration in three terrestrial crabs, Cardisoma, Birgus and Coenobita.
Two species of land crabs (Cardisoma carnifex and Birgus latro) are also highly prized, but are not monitored on the inshore fisheries surveys.
Coconut crabs (scientific name Birgus latro) - a type of hermit crab - weigh up to just slightly over 4 kilograms (about 9 lb) but can lift up to about 30 kilograms of weight.