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Evidence for a single panmictic and genetically diverse population of the coconut crab Birgus latro (Decapoda: Anomura: Coenobitidae) on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean

Anagnostou, C. ; Schubart, C. D.


For the coconut crab Birgus latro, Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean may be one of the last retreats where populations of this declining species are not threatened by overharvesting, as on many other mostly tropical Indo-Pacific islands within the species' wide range. Nevertheless, the population on Christmas Island has experienced severe losses during the past decade owing to habitat ...


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