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swimmer crab

Scientific Name
Charybdis miles
Scientific Author
(De Haan, 1835)
Taxonomy
Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Portunidae
Status
Australian Native Species
Reliability
High
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Description: carapace hexagonal, convex with dense short setae, chela merus with 4 spines and a spinule on inner border;

Size: to 67 mm wide;

Colour: pale pink, stronger pink distally on limbs.

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Specimen Contact
Gary Poore
Author
Dane, E. & Poore, G.C.B.
Created
11/06/2008 02:56 AEST
Last Updated
12/04/2011 15:13 AEST
Citation
Dane, E. & Poore, G.C.B. (2008) swimmer crab (Charybdis miles) Updated on 4/12/2011 3:13:44 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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