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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Ontogeny of sinking velocity, body density, and phototactic behaviour in larvae of the coconut crab Birgus latro: implications for larval dispersal and recruitment in the sea.
Species Diversity Common name Portunus trituberculatus 0.001-0.002 Swimming crab Erimacrus isenbeckii 0.001-0.002 Hair crab Birgus latro 0.0075 Coconut crab Callinectes sapidus 0.01-0.026 Blue crab Maja brachydactyla 0.001-0.005 Spiny spider crab Paratya australiensis 0.00043 Freshwater shrimp Crangon crangon (L.) 0.001-0.02 Common shrimp.
Effect of temperature on survival and developmental period of coconut crab (Birgus latro) larvae reared in the laboratory.
Two species of land crabs (Cardisoma carnifex and Birgus latro) are also highly prized, but are not monitored on the inshore fisheries surveys.
Coconut crabs (scientific name Birgus latro) - a type of hermit crab - weigh up to just slightly over 4 kilograms (about 9 lb) but can lift up to about 30 kilograms of weight.
Reproductive season and female maturity size of coconut crab Birgus latro on Hatoma Island, southern Japan.
Hemolymph oxygen transport, acid-base status, and hydromineral regulation during dehydration in three terrestrial crabs, Cardisoma, Birgus and Coenobita.
Plausible causes for sperm-store variations in the coconut crab Birgus latro under large selective harvesting.
The coconut crab Birgus latro (Gross, 1995), the lined shore crab Pachygrapsus crassipes (Gross, 1957), and the hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus (Davenport et al., 1980) all show modulation of behavior in response to changes in the concentration of their body fluids.