Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
Coconut crab Katja Schulz, IUCN Red List, Monthly ARKive text import , uBio Trusted
Palm thief IUCN Red List Trusted
Robber crab IUCN Red List Trusted


Name Sources Status
Cranc dels cocoters Eduard Solà Trusted


Name Sources Status
椰子蟹 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted


Name Sources Status
Crabe de cocotier IUCN Red List Trusted
Crabe des cocotiers Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted


Name Sources Status
Palmendieb Josefin Stiller Trusted


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