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Philippine Mud Crab


Every year, days before the mating season, mud crabs cross our place to go to the inner swamp to mate then go back to the coastal swamp again to prepare for spawning. Unfortunately some of them end up on the dining tables.


Mangrove forests and swamps.


Wild and hybrid mud crabs are cultured for commercial consumption in the Philipines.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Sudachi 9 years ago
Mud crab or mangrove crab
Scylla serrata Scylla serrata

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Blogie 8 years ago

Hi Shekainah! This would be a good addition to the Crustacea Filipiniana mission. I hope you'll include it there. :)

harsuame 9 years ago

Wow encantador y agresivo genial

dandoucette 9 years ago

Great spotting! I've switched this to Arthropods.

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 23, 2011
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012

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