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Blue Swimmer Crab

Portunus pelagicus

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9 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks Ashish and Gerardo..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Hi Christiane I have corrected the Binomial ID space in your favor.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

I just check and is very interesting thanks Chritiane!

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

A friend just told me that it is a Blue Swimmer Crabs, also known as sand crabs or blue manna crabs, are swimming crabs that have their last pair of legs modified to act as paddles. Their claws are long and slender and the shell is rough in texture. Adult crabs are frequently found in large numbers in shallow bays and estuaries, particularly during the summer months. Blue swimmer crabs are highly regarded for their taste. (FISHERMAN!!)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

It look like a soft shell crab but i'm not sure if is the same species in Australia

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks Ashish.. I will have a look..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Look like one of following Marine Crab family..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portunidae

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Marine Crab.

Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 20, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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