Coconut Crab

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Coconut Crab
Artwork of Coconut Crab
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Name: Birgus latro
Family: Coenobitidae - Hermit Crabs
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Name in other languages
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The Coconut Crab is a bug in Doubutsu no Mori e+. It can be sold for 300 Bells. It is common and can be found on palm trees.

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
Weather Unknown
Selling price  300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]


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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.


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