Coconut crab

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The subject of this page has no official English localization, so a translation of the original Japanese name is used instead.

Coconut Crab DnMe+ Icon.png Coconut crab  
Artwork of coconut crab
Real-world info
Name: Birgus latro
Family: Coenobitidae - Hermit Crabs
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ヤシガニ
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The coconut crab (ヤシガニ yashigani?) is a bug in Doubutsu no Mori e+. It can be found on fruitless palm trees from 7 PM to 8 AM from early summer to early fall. The player must shake the tree, and the bug will fall onto the ground where it will crawl around and can be caught.

Catch details[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

#45
Coconut crab
"ヤシガニを 捕まえた! 木のぼり 上手!"
Translation: "I caught a coconut crab! It's good at climbing trees!"

Time of year Jun – Sep
Time of day 7 PM – 8 AM
Location On fruitless palm trees (not on Animal Island)
Weather Unknown
Selling price  300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]


Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real coconut crab

The coconut crab, also known as the robber crab or palm-thief, is actually a species of hermit crab. Unlike hermit crabs most people are familiar with, once young coconut crabs reach maturity they develop a hard exoskeleton that negates the need for a separate shell. Despite its name coconuts are not a primary source of their diet, which mostly consists of fruits, seeds and nuts. They do, however, often climb coconut palms in order to escape predators including other coconut crabs. Because it is the largest land-dwelling crab, it is extensively hunted by humans and is only prevalent in areas where humans are not.