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Birgus latro   (Linnaeus, 1767)

coconut crab
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Coenobitidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Davie, P.J.F. 2002. (Ref. 8423)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Others; freshwater; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 96667)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Supratidal. Supratidal and terrestrial. Scavenger. Frugivore (Ref. 8423). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)