Monday, April 5, 2021

Have you ever seen one?






Coconut crabThe coconut crab is a species of terrestrial hermit crab, also known as the robber crab or palm thief. It is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world, with a weight up to 4.1 kg. It can grow to up to 1 m in length from each tip to tip of the leg. It is found on islands across the Indian Ocean, and parts of the Pacific Ocean as far east as the Gambier Islands and Pitcairn Islands, similar to the distribution of the coconut palm; it has been extirpated from most areas with a significant human population, including mainland Australia and Madagascar. Coconut crabs also live off the coast of Africa near Zanzibar.








  1. Yup! I've seen them and eaten a few in Guam mid 70's while on USS Sam Houston, SSBN609b. Very good eating BTW.

    1. Kudos to you for being on that one, Glenn!!
      I don't like seafood, but I think I did have a Mrs. Paul's fish cake a long time ago! LOL! :o)