coconut crab

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coconut crab:

see hermit crabhermit crab,
a crustacean distinguished from true crabs by its long, soft, spirally coiled abdomen terminating in an asymmetrically hooked tail. Most hermit crabs protect this vulnerable portion of their bodies by occupying the empty shells of periwinkles, whelks, and other
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Adaptations to a terrestrial existence by the Robber Crab Birgus latro.
Post-exercise acid-base balance and ventilatory control in Birgus latro, the coconut crab.
data 1997), the coconut crab, Birgus latro (Lavery et al.
Changing patterns of population structure and gene flow at different spatial scales in Birgus latro (the coconut crab).
Reproductive season and female maturity size of coconut crab Birgus latro on Hatoma Island, southern Japan.
The coconut crab Birgus latro (Gross, 1995), the lined shore crab Pachygrapsus crassipes (Gross, 1957), and the hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus (Davenport et al.
Plausible causes for sperm-store variations in the coconut crab Birgus latro under large selective harvesting.
This is similar to the arrangement in Birgus latro, a species in which the optic lobes are located within the body of the protocerebrum (Sandeman et al.