Coconut Crab

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"Coconut Crab"
Coconut Crab

Scientific name : Birgus Latro 
Commonly found: Indo pacific islands
Length : Up to 3ft 

Description

Also known as the Robber Crab or Palm Thief, it is the largest land living arthropod in the world weighing as heavy as 4.2kg (9.51lb) . Its claws are power full enough to crack open coconut and can be used to lift weights of up to 28kg. If coconut are not readily available on the ground . It czn climb trees and cut them down. The coconut crab is almost entirely terrestrial and has adapted so well to living on land  that it actually downs in water . Tough it dows still breath through modified gills 

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