Swan river crab id please

 Caught this large crab in the swan river. Haven't seen anything like it before. Very large and much bigger than blue swimmers. Does anyone know what it is thanks 

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 https://www.fish.wa.gov.au/D

Mon, 2019-05-27 03:06

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

Colouration looks different, but similar shell shape? 

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At first site

Mon, 2019-05-27 03:15

At first sight I’d say a blue manner taken from the radioactive part of the Monty’s, but having a better look, check this site out. Maybe an Asian Paddle Crab?

http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/blogs/andrew-hosie/have-you-seen-crab

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5 Lobe-Paddle Crab?

Mon, 2019-05-27 07:56

Or Asian invader?

 

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Mon, 2019-05-27 10:02

 Did it taste good?

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I've never seen one but it

Mon, 2019-05-27 12:39

I've never seen one but it could well be an asian paddle crab.

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 Fisheries have identified it

Mon, 2019-05-27 12:52

 Fisheries have identified it as a charybdis granulata. Tropical native crab from up north. Occasionally show  up in the swan. They are collecting it today for research.

Looks tasty though

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Nice work Bradley, well done

Mon, 2019-05-27 14:52

Nice work Bradley, well done for calling it in

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Cool crab

Mon, 2019-05-27 19:37

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Make sure you

Tue, 2019-05-28 13:06

Dont forget to get to pickup your get out of jail free card from fisheries for your good deed, yeh right lol 

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 That looks a beast!!

Tue, 2019-05-28 14:21

 That looks a beast!!

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Research

Tue, 2019-05-28 16:05

 Research how long it takes to cook and what it taste like