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Stories from Christmas Island (I) – The elusive Labuanium vitatum

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Stories from Christmas Island (I) – The elusive Labuanium vitatum


This post is part of a new series featuring stories from LKCNHM’s Christmas Island expeditions (for more information, click here). Somewhere in Christmas Island resides a cryptic tree-climbing crab (Labuanium vitatum), commonly known as the white-stripe crab. With bright purple claws, a purplish body and neon-yellow eyes, it should not be hard to spot. However,