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This specimen was purchased in 1903 from notable Weymouth-based natural history dealer R.F. Damon. Despite being an impressive size, it is not particularly large example of the species.

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Dry specimen of a Robber Crab purchased from Robert F. Damon.

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Robber Crab; Coconut Crab (Birgus latro)
Natural History

1 item (description level: whole)

Broad category
Natural History: Zoology, Crustaceans
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  Birgus latro
scientific name:  Birgus latro
catalogue title:  Robber Crab; Coconut Crab
common name:  Robber Crab
common name:  Coconut Crab

Damon, Robert F.
Additional collector information
collector:   Damon, Robert F. 
Specimen form
dry specimen
Additional specimen form information
specimen form: dry specimen (overall)

vendor:  Damon, R. F. 
vendor:  R.F. Damon & Co 

Related subjects
material:    dry specimen 

Record created 2007-08-14 by MMILLAN
Record last updated 2017-11-17 by JHATTON