Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Scylla
Family: Portunidae (Crustacea/Decapoda)
Taxon : Water invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
serrata
NOTES

A large crab with a smooth, broad carapace up to 25 cm wide and weighing up to 2 kg. There are 9 spines each side of the eyes. The hind legs are flattened for swimming. They are omnivorous scavengers and also cannibalistic. Migrate to sea to breed.


AUTHORITY
(Forskal, 1775)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Often tinged greenish
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Mud crab
Crab
Habitat
NOTES: They favour muddy substrates
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Food
Very good eating
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Achelous crassimanus
Cancer serrata
Lupa lobifrons
Scylla tranquibarica



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