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 Crab

Coconut Crab

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.

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.

Coconut crabs can grow up to 1 meter in length from leg tip to leg tip  (Source)

Coconut crabs can grow up to 1 meter in length from leg tip to leg tip (Source)

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

Behold, the terror that is the Giant Coconut Crab.

Behold, the terror that is the 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 crabs live alone in underground burrows and rock crevices.

Coconut crabs live alone in underground burrows and rock crevices.

Tanzania, Zanzibar, Chumbe Island, Giant Coconut Crab, Birgus Latro, is the largest terrestrial crab in the world © Ariadne Van Zandbergen

Tanzania, Zanzibar, Chumbe Island, Giant Coconut Crab, Birgus Latro, is the largest terrestrial crab in the world © Ariadne Van Zandbergen

Coconut crab (Birgus latro), Guam | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Coconut crab (Birgus latro), Guam | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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