No – this is not some sort of alien; this is an actual crab! OMG, I’ve never seen a crab this big before. It measures up to the size of a full grown dog. The coconut crab is found mainly around the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific and earned its name for its love of…coconuts.
They can weigh up to 10 lbs and can grow up to 3 feet long…. yeah. The coconut crab also has a fairly long lifespan; all the way up to 60 years. They’re built to climb coconut trees with their strong claws, which can easily crack coconuts open. He’s pretty harmless unless you corner him, and the poor little fellow can actually drown if it’s submerged in water for too long.
They can live up to 60 years
They love coconuts
They also weight up to 10lbs and can scale tress
They mostly inhabit islands around the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean
It’s also the largest land-living arthropod in the world
They’ve adapted to living on land