what crab is this

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what crab is this

Postby Nude up » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:00 pm

My mate sent me a couple of pics of crabs caught locally at fist I thought they were mud crabs but can't believe they could be caught locally . I then thought they may be european green shore crabs but these crabs have paddles european green crabs don't. Any thoughts they were caught in ppb
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Re: what crab is this

Postby Trumpeter » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:16 pm

Definitely looks like a Muddie, perhaps an escapee from an Asian restaurant?

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Re: what crab is this

Postby Brett » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:33 pm

Pretty sure they are muddies. Not the first report of them being caught and I think trumpeter has the right idea of escapees/releasees from somewhere.

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Re: what crab is this

Postby Redhunter » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:48 pm

Interesting! Wouldn't have thought muddies would live in our cold climate?

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Re: what crab is this

Postby Lightningx » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:51 pm

That looks like a mud crab to me too :) very interesting!

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Re: what crab is this

Postby barra mick » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:58 pm

Ive caught lots of muddies and it looks like a muddie

But how they got down here is freakish and then survive????
you gotta hav a crack even if yr just pissin in the wind



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Re: what crab is this

Postby barra mick » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:59 pm

Only nude up could possible have a secret muddy spot in port phillip bay....
you gotta hav a crack even if yr just pissin in the wind

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Re: what crab is this

Postby Lightningx » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:00 pm

Lol I wouldn't be surprised! He seems to have a secret spot for everything.

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Re: what crab is this

Postby hornet » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:03 pm

barra mick wrote:Ive caught lots of muddies and it looks like a muddie

But how they got down here is freakish and then survive????


I could understand if it was caught in the warmies but the rest of the bay ?..I dunno ?

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Re: what crab is this

Postby poodoo » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:32 pm

Looks like a mud crab.



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