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Birgus latro   (Linnaeus, 1767)

coconut crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Birgus latro  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Coenobitidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; freshwater; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 96667).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Supratidal. Terrestrial crab that lives in oceanic islets, atolls, islands and coastal areas (Ref. 122297). Supratidal and terrestrial. Scavenger. Frugivore (Ref. 8423). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Davie, P.J.F. 2002. (Ref. 8423)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 01 August 1996

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.3 - 29.4, mean 28.5 (based on 1113 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)