Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Stories from Christmas Island – The elusive Labuanium vitatum

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Stories from Christmas Island – The elusive Labuanium vitatum


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, even the most seasoned crab catcher has had no luck finding it. The head of the museum, Prof. Peter Ng,