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 crabs, also known as robber crabs or palm thieves, might be large – the length of their bodies alone can extend upwards of a foot – but sadly their numbers are not. These huge creatures were once quite plentiful, but thanks to human appetites for crabmeat, they are now on the IUCN Red List as Data Deficient, meaning we don’t know exactly how many are left but that the numbers are most likely low.

Coconut crabs, also known as robber crabs or palm thieves, might be large – the length of their bodies alone can extend upwards of a foot – but sadly their numbers are not. These huge creatures were once quite plentiful, but thanks to human appetites for crabmeat, they are now on the IUCN Red List as Data Deficient, meaning we don’t know exactly how many are left but that the numbers are most likely low.

Giant Coconut Crab

Giant Coconut Crab

And you thought having raccoons in your garbage was bad! - Coconut Crab

Coconut crab

And you thought having raccoons in your garbage was bad! - Coconut Crab

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

Coconut Crab

Behold, the terror that is the Giant Coconut Crab.

Behold, the terror that is the Giant Coconut Crab.

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The Coconut Crab or Uga in Niue. A Island Delicacy - Super Delicious but not something you want to mess with.    photo by David Lansing

The Coconut Crab or Uga in Niue. A Island Delicacy - Super Delicious but not something you want to mess with. photo by David Lansing

Conejo de los cocos, son impresionantes.

Conejo de los cocos, son impresionantes.

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