Vintage art showing coconut crab. The coconut crab, Birgus latro, is a species of terrestrial hermit crab, also known as the robber crab or palm thief. It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in). It is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean mirroring the distribution of the coconut palm.
Fine art print of an engraving made in the 1840s by Charles Orbigny.