Scylla Serrata (Mud Crab)

 

 

  • Scylla Serrata also called as mud crab, green or mangrove crab.
  • The shell color varies from a deep, mottled green to very dark brown.
  • Mud crab live on the mangrove swamp / nipah muddy and can live in a wide range of salinity
  • Weight of a mud crab can reach up to 4 kilograms (kg).
  • Crab and the roofs have a high demand in upscale restaurants as well as great potential for export demand
  • They reproduce by laying eggs and are carnivorous
  • They are very active and will eat almost any conventional sinking pellets;
  • They are tolerant of most water conditions and are generally a very hardy and entertaining species.
  • Mud crabs are very hardy and can survive several days out of water if kept moist
  • Mangrove crab larvae are the major source of food for juvenile fish inhabiting the adjacent waterways
  • They keep much of the energy within the forest by burying and consuming leaf litter.