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*Birgus latro* Un

Christmas Island, Indian Ocean This species is a type of land hermit crab with a spectacular appearance and intriguing biology. It is propbably the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world and is able to grow to relatively gigantic proportions. Unlike most other hermit crabs, only the juveniles of this species find and use gastropod shells for protection as they develop. Adults have abandond theā€¦