Coral Crab? One for Glenn Moore Museum

 Came from the Swan River last Thursday. Currently in mates fish tank and thinking of returning it back to where it was caught. Believe it to be a Coral crab and should it be returned or stay in the tank. Is a fair size angry crab. 

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 that one is an Asian paddle

Sun, 2018-04-08 17:39

 that one is an Asian paddle crab.  have a google and see what they say about it

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Sun, 2018-04-08 17:43

 Check it with this

 

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/biosecurity/asian_paddle_crab.pdf

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 just had a look at the link

Sun, 2018-04-08 18:04

 just had a look at the link you put up. looks like it could be the coral crab. had a search myself and it looked like a pic of the asian paddle crab. too many species look similar

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Coral Crab is not an Asian Paddle crab

Sun, 2018-04-08 18:03

 Interested to see if any one else here has caught one of these in the Swan. I did not catch this one but have seen it in my mates fish tank and as said it may be going back if it is the native Coral crab. Obviously won’t go back if it’s the Paddle Crab.

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According to link

Sun, 2018-04-08 18:22

That dale put up coral crab. Someone else put pic up of one not that long ago. Nice looking crab

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Hi Little John

Sun, 2018-04-08 18:42

 100 % sure it’s a Coral Crab, put it up to add a bit of interest to the forum, is a very good looking and angry Crab, think it’s a female looking at the carapace but not an expert in the field. 

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 Coral crab used to get these

Sun, 2018-04-08 21:16

 Coral crab used to get these now and then among the blues when they were on up Onslow 

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Coral crab

Mon, 2018-04-09 06:04

Definitely a coral crab. A mate caught one in the Swan at Applecross about 6 weeks ago.

I put it on Redmap for him, they responded that the one I put up was only the 2nd confirmed siting south of Sharks Bay. Download the app and put it on there too.

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Cheers PJim

Mon, 2018-04-09 07:31

 Had a feeling that it wasn’t that common down this way.

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Coral Crab

Mon, 2018-04-09 09:25

I got one of those in the swan this time l;ast year.