Birgus latro
Coconut Crab Kaveu RR

Cook Islands Status Summary


    Intl. NamesCoconut CrabEN   Robber CrabEN   Crabe de CocotierFR
    Local NamesKaveuRR,TNs,TNw,PK  Unga Puku‘araMG  Unga KaveuAT,MK,AK,RK  UngaMK  Ūngākave‘uMT  Unga KoveuMH         
    Natl. PresenceSthPNthPOceanicNKPresent
    Sth. PresenceRR+MGPATPMKPMTPAK+PLPMNNKTKP
    Nth. PresenceTNPMHPRKPPK+++NSPSWP
    OriginNative; Resident
    Global RangeNative: islands only: Mauritius - Tuamotu; n. to s.Japan, s. to New Caledonia. (Not in Australia, nor Papua New Guinea); 
    HabitatLand and Aquatic; Lowlands; Marine [Breed in ocean]
    UsesFlesh food
    High Tax. Eng.Invertebrate, Arthropod, Crustacean, Hermit Crab
    High Tax. Latink.ANIMALIA, p.ARTHROPODA, c.MALACOSTRACA, o.Decapoda, f.COENOBITIDAE
    SynonymsBirgus latro
    Key FeaturesThe largest land-crab, deep blue or tinged red. Thorax is wing-like, with a central "wishbone". The left claw (chela) ismore...

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    Coconut crab and coconut husks, Line Islands

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    feeding in pandanus (Pukapuka)

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    Juvenile and adult coconut crabs

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    Female showing rear legs

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    Juvenile - 10mm Thoracic Length

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    Walking Larva (glaucothoe)

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speciesid 7038

Coconut crab and coconut husks, Line Islands

speciesid 7038

feeding in pandanus (Pukapuka)


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Birgus latro
Coconut Crab
Kaveu RR
COENOBITIDAE

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