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 is listed as an endangered species on the IUCN red list but with data deficient.
Female size as a determinant of larval size, weight, and survival period in the coconut crab, Birgus
Salt and water balance and antennal gland function in three Pacific species of terrestrial crab (Gecarcoidea lalandii, Cardisoma carnifex, Birgus
The larval survival rate increased to over 500% when the temperature was increased by 10[degrees]C in the coconut crab Birgus
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
Allozyme electrophoresis and mtDNA variation among populations of the coconut crab Birgus
latro (Lavery et al.
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.