Latest Christmas Island red crab Stories
The Christmas Island red crab makes a hard and amazingly-precise journey every year from its earthen burrow to the shores of the Indian Ocean for weeks of mating and egg-laying. But new research suggests this migratory journey may be delayed in drier seasons.
One of the most spectacular migrations on Earth is that of the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis).
The Christmas Island Red Crab (Gecarcoidea natalis), is a species of terrestrial crab endemic to Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean. Although restricted to a relatively small area, it is estimated that up to 120 million red crabs may live there, making it the most abundant of the 14 terrestrial crab species on Christmas Island. The carapace is up to 4.5 inches long, rounded, and encloses the gills. The claws are usually of equal size, unless one becomes...
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