World’s strongest crab

November 27, 2016

Scientist in Japan have found the grip of a coconut crab is similar to that of a lion’s bite.

They measured the grip of different crabs and found that the coconut crab is the most powerful.

The projects lead scientist, Shin-ichiro Oka said that this puts the coconut crabs claws strength higher than most other land hunters.

Marine biologist Shin-ichiro Oka and his team did strength tests on 29 wild coconut crabs on the Japanese island of Okinawa.

The coconut crab uses its powerful claws for a number of things, but mainly for eating.

The powerful creatures are fierce and their claws are used to kill smaller crabs to eat and also to crack open hard food like coconuts.

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  1. Hannah.Z

    February 8, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve seen those crabs before when I was on holiday!

  2. Rhyn

    February 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    That’s a awesome 🦀

  3. ladybug

    January 25, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    wow that crab must be really srtong. i would not want it to pinch me!

  4. Lulu

    December 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Wow he must strong

  5. James

    December 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Wow one MIGHTY strong crab! He’s so big!

  6. flynn

    December 6, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Wow that’s awesome

  7. Aidan

    December 5, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    That would hurt

  8. Aidan

    December 5, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    😬Ouch would not like to be bit by one of those crabs 😮

  9. Eleanor

    December 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Imagine having one as a pet

  10. 🐇

    December 1, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Wow. That’s a humongous crab.

  11. Delphi

    December 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Wow. don’t mess with him!!

  12. Hahahahaahahahahhahahaha

    November 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm


  13. tehpiggytree

    November 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    its the strongest but not the longest crab the spider crab is the longest

  14. Herydonis

    November 28, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    That’s one strong crab you wouldn’t want to mess with.

  15. GisInt intermediate

    November 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Thats a big crab!!!

  16. layne

    November 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    so powerful and look at the size of it.

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