Ugliest crab in the world

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Ugliest crab in the world: Coconut Crab

Considered one of the largest crabs in the world with a body length of up to 40 cm (16 in) and a weight of up to 4.1 kg, the Coconut Crab is certainly not a creature you would want to run into in the middle of the night. They will mostly be found in the tropical Indo-Pacific Region, especially on small islands and such. While the crab isn’t necessarily a threat to humans, it will defend itself if threatened. That being said, the Coconut Crab has large claws which are so strong they can break open a coconut, hence its famous name. The crabs are mostly harmless but tend to spend a large amount of their time on land, only needing minimal amounts of water. When faced with a challenge, the crab is actually quite smart and will figure out its circumstances, however slowly.

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