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Crustacean revelation: coconut crab's claw is stunningly strong

edited November 2016 in General

An Okinawa coconut crab is seen in this undated handout photoBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may not be wise to get into a scrap with a coconut crab. Scientists on Wednesday said they measured the pinch strength of this large land crab that inhabits islands in the Indian and southern Pacific oceans, calculating that its claw can exert up to an amazing 742 pounds (336.5 kg) of force. The coconut crab's pinch strength even matches or beats the bite strength of most land predators.
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