The Giant Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. It is known for its ability to crack coconuts with its strong pincers in order to eat the contents. This crab is more than 3 feet from head to tail and weighs up to 40 pounds, with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts.
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Tanzania, Zanzibar, Chumbe Island, Giant Coconut Crab, Birgus Latro, is the largest terrestial crab in the world
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Coconut crabs are the Titans among crabs – huge in size and fearsome in appearance. Yet the largest crab on land is ultimately more endangered than it is a danger to us. Image: Bo Floyd Imagine you are lying in a hammock on the beach, relaxing and enjoying a spot of fresh air, when suddenly…
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Tourist dwarfed by giant crab in stunning holiday snap
Mark Pierrot was brave enough to pick up the massive coconut crab, the largest crab on land, and hold it for the camera as he visited the jungle on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.