Robber crab

Robber crab

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Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Robber crab (Birgus latro) climbing a palm tree trunk. This crab, also called the coconut crab, is the largest terrestrial arthropod. It can crack coconuts open with its claws. It is mainly active by night. Photographed on Sipadan, Malaysia.

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