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Giant mud crab

Scylla serrata

(Image credit: Paul Butcher, Fisheries NSW, NSW Department of Primary Industries)

Carapace colour varies from purple through to deep green or brown, depending on habitat, paler green mottling on the claws, legs and rear swimmerettes; frontal lobe spines are high and pointed, two large spines behind each claw and another distinct pair of spines on each wrist.

Length: Up to 30 cm


Estuary, sheltered sand, mud, mangrove; 0-10 m depth

Log it

In Western Australia, log if spotted south of Shark Bay

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Number of sightings 4

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