Coconut Crab

Birgus latro
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Birgus latro
Other names Robber Crab, Palm Thief
Size Up to 1 m (3.28 ft)
Weight Up to 4 kg (8.8 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Terrestrial crustaceans living in coconut palm forest in sand or soil burrows & rock crevices
Depth Range 0 m (0 ft)
Coconut Crab Distribution