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A large edible terrestrial crab (Birgus latro) that climbs trees, has a diet including coconuts and carrion, and is found on islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Also called robber crab.
(plural coconut crabs)
- A species of crab, Birgus latro, that lives on land in the Indian Ocean and the central Pacific Ocean and feeds on fruits, nuts, seeds and coconut flesh.