Coconut Crab: The Coconut Crab is the only species of the genus Birgus and is related to the terrestrial hermit crabs of the genus Coenobita ~ [Wikipedia]

Coconut Crab: The Coconut Crab is the only species of the genus Birgus and is related to the terrestrial hermit crabs of the genus Coenobita ~ [Wikipedia]

Coconut Crab: The Coconut Crab is the only species of the genus Birgus and is related to the terrestrial hermit crabs of the genus Coenobita

Coconut Crab: The Coconut Crab is the only species of the genus Birgus and is related to the terrestrial hermit crabs of the genus Coenobita

Coconut Crab ~ The largest land-living arthropod in the world with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb), it can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg and is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean as far east as the Gambier Islands, mirroring the distribution of the Coconut Palm whose fruit it eats (Coconuts). ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life lll" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/sea-life-lll/

Coconut Crab ~ The largest land-living arthropod in the world with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb), it can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg and is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean as far east as the Gambier Islands, mirroring the distribution of the Coconut Palm whose fruit it eats (Coconuts). ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life lll" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/sea-life-lll/

Okinawa Coconut Crab -- ''The pinching force of the largest coconut crab is almost equal to the bite force of adult lions,' said marine biologist Shin-ichiro Oka of Japan's Okinawa Churashima Foundation, who led the research published in the journal PLOS ONE.' [800 x 800] [OS]

Okinawa Coconut Crab -- ''The pinching force of the largest coconut crab is almost equal to the bite force of adult lions,' said marine biologist Shin-ichiro Oka of Japan's Okinawa Churashima Foundation, who led the research published in the journal PLOS ONE.' [800 x 800] [OS]

The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is a type of land hermit crab with a spectacular appearance and intriguing biology. Able to grow to relatively gigantic proportions, the coconut crab is probably the...

The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is a type of land hermit crab with a spectacular appearance and intriguing biology. Able to grow to relatively gigantic proportions, the coconut crab is probably the...

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