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Scylla serrata (giant mud crab)

Synonyms: Achelous crassimanus; Cancer serrata; Lupa lobifrons; Scylla tranquebarica var. oceanica

Wikipedia Abstract

Scylla serrata (often called mud crab or mangrove crab, although both terms are highly ambiguous, as well as black crab) is an economically important species of crab found in the estuaries and mangroves of Africa, Australia and Asia. In their most common form, the shell colour varies from a deep, mottled green to very dark brown.
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Prey / Diet

Arcuatula capensis (estuarine mussel)[1]
Dosinia hepatica[1]
Hymenosoma orbiculare[1]
Paratylodiplax algoensis[1]
Portunus pelagicus (flower crab)[2]
Portunus sanguinolentus (three spot swimming crab)[2]
Scylla serrata (giant mud crab)[2]
Solen corneus[1]


Colletteichthys dussumieri (Flat toadfish)[3]
Scylla serrata (giant mud crab)[2]


Parasitized by 
Hematodinium australis <Unverified Name>[4]
Loxothylacus ihlei <Unverified Name>[4]
Scolex polymorphus <Unverified Name>[5]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Prasad PN, Neelakantan B. (1988) Food and feeding of the mud crab Scylla serrata Forskal (Decapoda: Portunidae) from Karwar waters. Indian J Fish 35: 164-170
3Biology of Flat Toadfish, Colletteichthys dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1837) of Cochin Estuary, ROJA SEBASTIAN, Thesis, Cochin University of Science and Technology, 2011
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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