Hatching and larval nursing of sesama crab in Thailand

Credit: Worawut Koedprang (Thailand)                       Description: Worawut Koedprang and Abdel Rahman El Gamal

The photo shows the Sesama crab (or sesame crab) hatchery in Coastal Aquaculture Development and Research Center, Suratthani, Thailand. In this facility, hatching and larval nursing of Sesame crab is taking place for selling to farmers as well as for releasing into the nature.

In the wild, the sesame crabs are the dominant crab in mangroves. These crabs are capable to successfully live in extreme environments. This is attributed to their ability to feed on wide range of food stuff as well as their ability to recirculate deoxygenated water and aerate it before directing it into their gill chamber.

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