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Mangrove Crab WR 200/300gr 1x5kg 100% NW - MG

Mangrove Crab WR 200/300gr 1x5kg 100% NW - MG
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The mangrove crab, scientifically known as Scylla serrata, is a species of crab that is commonly found in the mangrove forests and estuarine areas of the Indo-Pacific region. Here are some key details about the mangrove crab:

  1. Description: The mangrove crab is a large and robust crab species. It has a dark brown to dark blue or greenish coloration, with a hard exoskeleton and a distinctive broad, triangular carapace. The legs are powerful and adapted for crawling and climbing in the mangrove habitats.

  2. Habitat: As the name suggests, the mangrove crab is closely associated with mangrove ecosystems. It inhabits the intertidal zones of mangrove forests, mangrove-lined rivers, and estuaries, where it seeks shelter and protection among the roots, branches, and mudflats of the mangrove trees.

  3. Behavior: Mangrove crabs are primarily nocturnal and exhibit both terrestrial and semi-aquatic behaviors. They are excellent climbers and can move both on land and in water. During high tide, they venture out into the water to feed on small invertebrates, mollusks, algae, and detritus. They are also known to be opportunistic scavengers.

  4. Economic Importance: The mangrove crab is of significant economic importance in many countries where it is harvested for its meat. It is highly valued for its delicious flavor and is used in various culinary preparations. The crab meat is often used in dishes such as crab cakes, crab curry, stir-fries, and soups.

  5. Conservation Status: The mangrove crab population is susceptible to overfishing and habitat loss due to coastal development and deforestation. It is important to manage the crab fishery sustainably and protect the mangrove habitats to ensure the long-term survival of this species.

The mangrove crab, Scylla serrata, plays a vital role in the ecology of mangrove ecosystems and is a valuable resource for coastal communities in the Indo-Pacific region. Its unique habitat and culinary value make it an intriguing species to study and appreciate.

Besides FAO 01 Africa-Inland Water the Food and Aquaculture Department does not provide specific names for areas where mangrove crabs are caught in Madagascar. 

Regarding the method of catching mangrove crabs in Madagascar, there are several techniques that can be used depending on local traditions and available resources. Here are some possible methods:

  1. Crab traps: Crab traps are cages or baskets made of woven materials such as bamboo or nets. They are strategically placed in mangrove bushes or other suitable habitats where mangrove crabs reside. Attractants such as fish waste or bait are placed inside the trap to lure the crabs. When the crabs enter the trap, they may have difficulty finding the exit, allowing them to be captured.

  2. Handpicking: This is a simple but labor-intensive method where fishermen navigate through the mangroves on foot or by boat and manually pick up the crabs. They may carefully extract the crabs from their hiding spots or grab them when spotted.

  3. Drag nets: In some cases, drag nets can be used to catch mangrove crabs. These nets are towed behind a boat and can capture crabs along with other crustaceans and fish present in the water column. However, this is not a specific method for catching mangrove crabs alone.

It's important to note that the exact catching methods may vary depending on the region, availability of resources, and preferences of the fishing communities. For more specific and up-to-date information on the techniques used for catching mangrove crabs in Madagascar, it would be advisable to consult local fishermen or fisheries organizations in the specific area of interest.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Article number 5581
Weight 5.00
Sales units per order unit N/A
Client Groups African, Arabic, Bengali, Caribe, Chinese, Eastern European, Filipino, Indonesian, Japanese, Mediterranean, North African, Northern European, Slavic, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
Scientific name Scylla Serata
zoekcode 20SCS
EAN Code Retail No
EAN Code Box 0
Brand No
Statistical code 03061490
Origin Madagascar
Per pallet 120
Catch area & Method 0
Ingredients & Allergens 0
Freezing methode & Shelf Life 0
Nutritional value 0
Product packaging 0
Common Names
Common NameUsed inLanguageTypeOfficial Trade Name
Alimango Philippines Cebuano Vernacular No
Lumayagan Philippines Cebuano Vernacular No
Suga-suga Philippines Cebuano Vernacular No
Kangrejo Philippines Chavacano Vernacular No
Giant green crab India English Vernacular No
Giant mud crab Australia English Vernacular No
Giant mud crab Singapore English Vernacular No
Giant mud crab USA English Vernacular No
Green mangrove crab Mozambique English Vernacular No
Green mud crab India English Vernacular No
Indo-pacific swamp crab Global English FAO No
Mangrove crab Sri Lanka English Vernacular No
Mangrove crab Palau English Vernacular No
Mangrove crab Philippines English Vernacular No
Mangrove crab USA English Vernacular No
Mangrove swimming crab Philippines English Vernacular No
Mud crab Hong Kong English Vernacular No
Mud crab India English Vernacular No
Mud crab Philippines English Vernacular No
Samoan crab USA English Vernacular No
Samoan crab Hawaii English Vernacular No
Serrated swimming crab Philippines English Vernacular No
Sri lanka crab Singapore English Vernacular No
Stone crab India English Vernacular No
Mangroverapu Finland Finnish Vernacular No
Mutataskurapu Finland Finnish Vernacular No
Crabe de palétuviers France French FAO No
Crabe vert French Polynesia French Vernacular No
Karachli India Gujarati Vernacular No
Amorongsod Philippines Hiligaynon Vernacular No
Malaka Philippines Hiligaynon Vernacular No
Manguilaud Philippines Hiligaynon Vernacular No
Mulaka Philippines Hiligaynon Vernacular No
Lal chimbori India Hindi Vernacular No
Rasa Philippines Ilokano Vernacular No
Granchio indopacifico Italy Italian Vernacular Yes
Chimbori India Marathi Vernacular No
Chemang Palau Palauan Vernacular No
Emang Palau Palauan Vernacular No
Alama Philippines Pangasinan Vernacular No
Kopapa French Polynesia Rapa Vernacular No
Kalapu kakuluwa Sri Lanka Sinhalese Vernacular No
Cangrejo de manglares Spain Spanish FAO No
Kaa Kenya Swahili Vernacular No
Kaa domodo Kenya Swahili Vernacular No
Kaa mondokoko Kenya Swahili Vernacular No
Mangovekrabba Finland Swedish Vernacular No
Banhawin Philippines Tagalog Vernacular No
Mamosain Philippines Tagalog Vernacular No
Upai French Polynesia Tahitian Vernacular No
Mandapeeta India Telugu Vernacular No

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