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American Samoa

The coconut crab is a species of terrestrial hermit crab that also goes by the name of robber crab or palm thief. It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world and can weigh up to 4.1 kg (9 lb) and grow to up to 1 m in length from each tip to tip of the leg; it is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean. And, yes, omnivorous coconut crabs can break open and feed on coconuts, although they prefer softer foods such as fruits, nuts, seeds, and the pith of fallen trees. Photo courtesy of the US National Park Service.