Christmas Island Red Crab Migration
Gecarcoidea natalis (Pocock, 1888)
The Christmas Island red crab is by far the most obvious of the 14 species of land crabs found on Christmas Island. It is estimated that 40 - 50 million of these bright red land crabs live in their preferred shady sites all over the island.
Possible Spawning dates for 2017:
14-16 November 2017
13-15 December 2017
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Possible Spawning dates for 2018/19:
4-5 November 2018
4-5 December 2018
2-3 January 2019
Spawning could occur a day either side of these dates as well. Migration would typically start about 4-5weeks before these spawning dates and is triggered by suitable rain.