Saturday, May 11, 2013

NATURE: THE COCONUT CRAB

Now this is one HUGE crab if we may say so ourselves! WOW!

The coconut crab is a species of terrestrial hermit crab, also known as the robber crab or palm thief. It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent Earth atmosphere, 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.













Remember this famous picture of a coconut crab clinging to a garbage can?






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