Tag Archive: mud crab

Apr 12 2016

Cage fattening of mud crab in Tanzania

Photos’ credit: Lucka Paschal and Erick Kiiza (Tanzania) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)       Mud crab (Scylla serrata) is a species with good aquaculture potential due to its productive performance as well as its market demand and price. The live mud crabs in particular are always in greater demand …

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Mar 08 2016

Mud crab (Distribution – introduction – description – feeding – reproduction)  

  Credit: Ajith Kumara (SriLanka) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   Mud Crab (Scylla serrata) which is also called mangrove crab belongs to the family of swimming crabs (Portunidae). This is an economically important species of crabs and considered highly esteemed as food whereas the flesh from its claws and walking legs …

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Mar 08 2016

Culture of mud crab in Asia

Photo credit: Kevin Fitzsimmons (USA) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)       Increased market demand as well as the price of mud crabs, coupled with dwindling wild stocks, resulted in great interest in mud crab aquaculture in many countries especially in Asia where crabs are at highest demand. Among the …

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Jul 15 2014

Catching mud crab (Scylla serrata) in Mannar District, SriLanka

Credit: Ajith Kumara (SriLanka) This photograph was taken in Mannar area, North province in 2009 (Mannar District is one of the 25 districts of SriLanka). The water body is a part of lagoon (tidal flat) during low tide. People shown in the photo dig holes to catch Scylla serrata  (mud crab or mangrove crab). According …

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Oct 14 2013

Culture and marketing of mud-crab in SriLanka

Credit: Ajith Kumara (SriLanka) The photo shows two gravid females of mud crab (giant mud crab), Scylla serrata. The egg color indicates its ripening stage. The fattening of mud crab in SriLanka is the usual farming system practiced in earthen ponds. The culture begins with collecting soft shell crabs which are kept in ponds and fed …

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Oct 22 2012

Culture of mud crab in Thailand

Credit: Worawut Koedprang (Thailand)         The photo shows a mud crab rearing tank. The crabs are placed individually in the plastic baskets shown in the tank.  Crabs are fed on trash fish. Through molting and subsequent growth till the market size. These tanks are also used to produce the soft-shell crabs.    

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Oct 02 2012

Culture of mud crab, Scylla serrate in Myanmar

Credit:Myo Naing Oo (Myanmar) Mud crab, Scylla serrate enjoys a high market demand and so high price especially in South Asian Countries. The interest in mud crab aquaculture is based on their rapid growth in captivity. The photos show a demonstrative scheme for the grow-out and seed production of mud crab which has been developed by …

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Apr 20 2012

Mud crab (Scylla sp.) captured in shrimp-seaweed polyculture pond (Indonesia)

Credit: Kevin Fitzsimmons (USA) – Elaborated description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal SidrotunNaim with mud crab (Scylla sp.) captured in shrimp-seaweed (Gracilaria sp.) polyculture pond in Sigli, Aceh, Indonesia Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a …

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