Another lost one

 A mate caught this near the Applecross Jetty a couple weeks ago. Put it on Redmap and got the response that it is only the 2nd reported sighting South of Coral Bay.

 

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Nice

Fri, 2018-02-09 11:58

 cool looking crab !

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 thats a cool looking crab.

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:07

 thats a cool looking crab. im guessing it would have come in on a boat of some sort

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They are native to WA, have

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:27

They are native to WA, have caught hundreds of them when commercial crab fishing in Sharks Bay out of Carnarvon.

They just not normally south of Sharks Bay

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Coral Crab

Fri, 2018-02-09 13:08

Coral crab, better eating than blueys by far

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Swan river

Fri, 2018-02-09 14:03

We got one in the swan river a few years back. Told fisheries about it and they seemed to think they were relatively common? 

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coral crab or ....

Fri, 2018-02-09 17:20

 Ranga Manna

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Just the depth that Varies

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asian paddle crab

Fri, 2018-02-09 19:33

 Could it be an asian paddle crab.It ;looks very similar

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 Nope not a paddle crab

Fri, 2018-02-09 20:39

 Nope not a paddle crab

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Common off Kalbarri

Fri, 2018-02-09 20:53

 or at least were when I was crayfishing. We called them coral mannas, would catch them on very light bottom in any depth from 14 fathoms out.

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Cmon it’s friday

Fri, 2018-02-09 21:04

 My best mate is red head... he thought that was funny. 

FFS Its not a paddle crab...  all the other blue manna crabs just call him ‘red’

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When I say common

Fri, 2018-02-09 21:08

 off Kalbarri. How would u go targeting them in 30+m

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Well, we used craypots

Fri, 2018-02-09 21:57

   Which are probably not a good way to do it, too easy to get out, for a crab. I do remember one place that used to regularly  turn up a few. We'd run our gear off to soak, some years, from outside of Red Bluff heading north, to off the Blueholes , in one line. We'd be out in about 14 fathoms  (25 metres) There would always be more than a few in them, out there. They didn't turn up much in pots with crays in them, usually in ones that had missed. Like I said, very light bottom, not sand, but just traces of weed and soft coral. 

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 We used to get a lot out in

Sat, 2018-02-10 09:15

 We used to get a lot out in about 14 fathoms when chasing blueys out of carnarvon

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Nice looking

Sat, 2018-02-10 06:59

Critter.

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 Canarvon how do you compare

Sat, 2018-02-10 14:23

 Canarvon how do you compare the eating quality of two such crabs??

 

I find it somewhat baffling that people must have additional senses to me to be able to achieve such an accurate taste perception if thats what its called....

 

To me a call like that is kinda like saying "fuck rain water is heaps nicer when it rains and the wind is in the East"....

 

Most people would rate blues as one of the best out there to eat so how can something be so much betterer?