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02Dec 16
Strongest Pinch? It’s The Coconut Crab!

Strongest Pinch? It’s the coconut crab!

The coconut crab is the world largest land-dwelling crustacean. It can grow to be 18 inches (46 cm) in length and weigh as much as 9 pounds (4.1 kg). But the crabs' most amazing characteristic is the impressive strength of their claws, which have been known to lift up to 60 pounds (27 kg). Japanese researchers recently collected 29 coconut crabs to study from the islands where they…

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