Live Mud Crab
LIVE Mud Crab
Mud crabs are often found in the estuaries and mangroves of Africa, Australia and Asia. also known as Scylla sp. is a type of aquatic invertebrate which lives in the water for most of the time. The Scylla sp., is often farmed in a condition where we call brackish water, which the salinity is between freshwater and seawater, between 10-30ppt
Mud Crab are a member of the family Portunidae. They are large crabs with a smooth, broad carapace and possess sizeable claws used for crushing and cutting prey. The two hind legs are flattened for swimming. Mud Crab are generally very dark brown to mottled green in colour.
Though the name does not sound appetizing, these crabs are delicious to eat and like stone crabs, they have a lot of meat. They are pretty robust species as well and will eat a good variety of organisms in the water and are tolerant of a wide range of water conditions. Chili mud crab dishes are very popular.
They are also referred to as black crab, green crab, mangrove crab, muddie, muddy and green crab. Many seafood fans in Southeast Asia consider them to be the tastiest crabs surpassing the Tasmanian giant crab and snow crab.