Scylla serrata

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Scylla serrata
CSIRO ScienceImage 10696 Mud crabs are caught measured tagged and released as part of the research into the effectiveness of green zones in Moreton Bay.jpg
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S. serrata
Binomial name
Scylla serrata
(Forsskål, 1775)

Scylla serrata is a type of crab. It is often called a mud crab or mangrove crab or black crab. It is found in Africa, Australasia and Asia. It lives in estuaries and mangroves.

Distribution[change | change source]

Scylla serrata is found from South Africa to Sri Lanka to the Southeast Asian Archipelago. It is found from southern Japan to south-eastern Australia, northern New Zealand, and as far east as Fiji and Samoa. The species has also been introduced to Hawaii and Florida.