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Gecarcoidea Natalis

Definition of the noun Gecarcoidea Natalis

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Gecarcoidea natalis is a species of Gecarcoidea, described by Pocock in 1888.


Gecarcoidea Natalis a.k.a. The Christmas Island red crab, Gecarcoidea natalis, is a species of land crab that is endemic to Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean. Although restricted to a relatively small area, it has been estimated that 43.7 million adult red crabs lived on Christmas Island alone, but the accidental introduction of the yellow crazy ant is believed to have killed about 10–15 million of these in recent years. Christmas Island red crabs are well known for their annual mass migration to the sea to lay their eggs in the ocean.

  • also known as 聖誕島紅蟹

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

One species, the red land crab Gecarcoidea natalis, determines the dynamics of seedling recruitment, a rare example of single-species dominance of this process in tropical rain forest. SPECIES DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION Air-breathing ...

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