terça-feira, abril 12, 2011


O Parque dos Coqueiros é notícia em pernambuco, Brasil e até no exterior. F. Maraccini nos USA me mandou a notícia abaixo. Para quem não  conhece a lingua inglesa, um resumo traduzido do texto enviado: O Coconut Crab, Caranguejo Coco, é encontrado nos oceanos Índicos e Pacíficos. Ele se alimenta de cocos e é o maior crustáceo do mundo. Ele consegue abrir os cocos com suas patas. Para se ter uma idéia do seu tamanho, na foto ele está tentando abrir uma lixeira. As fotos foram enviadas da Austrália.

How would you like to find this at the "Parque dos Coqueiros", or anywhere else! People in Australia sent these pictures of a Coconut Crab. This is pretty interesting.....

Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. It is known for its ability to crack coconuts with its strong pincers in order to eat the contents. It is sometimes called the robber crab because some coconut crabs are rumored to steal shiny items such as pots and silverware from houses and tents. The second photo gives you a good idea of how large these crabs are - a coconut crab is seeking food from a black trashcan.
COCONUT CRABS - The coconut crab is a large edible land crab related to the hermit crab, and are found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans .. They eat coconuts for a living! How would you like to be on an island and come across a crab that is more than 3 feet from head to tail and weighs up to 40 pounds, with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts! They can climb trees too, but they only eat coconuts that have already fallen to the ground. Coconut crab meat has been considered a local delicacy.

2 comentários:

kazuotakeda1954 disse...

... dá pra degustar esse troço-GIGANTE???

Edson Campos E Silva disse...