robber crab

  1. a terrestrial crab, Birgus latro, of the Indo-Pacific region, known for its habit of climbing coconut palms to feed on the nuts

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How to use robber crab in a sentence

  • Probably the most interesting of them all is the great Robber-crab, which is found on certain islands of the Pacific.

  • Another land crustacean, Birgus latro, the robber crab, belongs to the previous group.

  • Large specimens of the robber crab may be at least a foot in length of body when the abdomen is straightened out.

    The Life of Crustacea | William Thomas Calman