Coconut crab

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Coconut crab
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Scientific classification
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Genus:
Birgus
Species:
B. latro
Binomial name
Birgus latro
Linnaeus, 1767
DistributionCoconutCrab.png
Coconut crabs occur on most coasts in the blue area
Synonyms

Burgus latro (lapsus)

The coconut crab, Birgus latro, is a large edible land crab related to the hermit crab. Coconut crabs are found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. Even though they are named the Coconut crab, they don't eat coconuts that often. They mainly eat certain fruits and nuts. Coconut crabs can climb trees. Coconut crab meat has been considered a local delicacy. Coconut crabs are extremely high priced in the national food market.