Tag: mangrove crab

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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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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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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