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We all know that crabs walk sideways--it’s because that’s the way their legs bend. This side-walking trait allows them to move quickly into and out of small holes and crevasses to escape potential threats.
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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