• Crab, Red

Crab, Red

Product Description

Product Description

The Christmas Island red crab is a species of land crab that is endemic to Christmas Island and Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean. Although restricted to a relatively small area, an estimated 43.7 million adult red crabs once 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. Although its population is being decimated by the invasion of the yellow crazy ant, as of 2017 the red crab was not yet assessed by the IUCN, and it is not listed among the near-threatened species of the IUCN's Red List.


Max Size

5 inches, Over 12 years