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Coenobita perlatus
Coconut Crab Birgus latro.jpg
Coconut crab, Birgus latro
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Superfamily: Paguroidea
Family: Coenobitidae
Dana, 1851

Coenobitidae are the family of terrestrial hermit crabs, widely known for their land-living habits. They are found in coastal tropical regions around the world and require access to the ocean to breed. There are 17 species in two genera:[1]


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