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2011-05-17 11:44:45

University of Florida researchers have described a new species of land crab that documents the first crab extinction during the human era. The loss of the crab likely greatly impacted the ecology of the Hawaiian Islands, as land crabs are major predators, control litter decomposition and help in nutrient cycling and seed dispersal. Their disappearance was caused by the arrival of humans to the islands and resulted in large-scale changes in the state's ecosystem. Researchers said the full...

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2010-08-29 10:51:46

One of the most spectacular migrations on Earth is that of the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis).  Acknowledged as one of the wonders of the natural world, every year millions of the crabs simultaneously embark on a five-kilometer breeding migration. Now, scientists have discovered the key to their remarkable athletic feat. A three-year project conducted by a team led by the late Professor Steve Morris from the University of Bristol's School of Biological Sciences in...


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2008-05-01 00:25:56

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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