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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Indo-Pacific population structure and evolutionary history of the coconut crab Birgus latro.
The larval survival rate increased to over 500% when the temperature was increased by 10[degrees]C in the coconut crab Birgus latro [8].
Reproductive season and female maturity size of coconut crab Birgus latro on Hatoma Island, southern Japan.