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The Habitat Characteristic and Reproduction Aspects of Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) in Uta Island, North Mollucas Province


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The Habitat Characteristic and Reproduction Aspects of Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) in Uta Island, North Mollucas Province
Supervised by  SULISTIONO and ETTY RIANI

2013
Published by Jurnal Aquasains. Jurnal Ilmu Perikanan dan Sumberdaya Perairan. Vol 2. No.1, Edisi Agustus 2013

birgus latro, crustacea, kepiting kelapa, konservasi, Coconut crab (B. latro) is one of crustacea species which has high economic value, but it is considered rare and classified into vulnerable category by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In Indonesia, the status of this animal population has been not exactly identified, but it has tended to decline because of local people consumption and its habitat quality degradation. Regarding importance of the species resources, thus undestanding its biology and ecology aspects can be applied as the proper management stock and effort of preservation. Read the rest of this entry