Home > Invertebrates > Crabs > Scylla serrata

Updated 2/23/2014

Family Portunidae

HAWAII

Scylla serrata

Bellows AFB, Oahu



Ala Wai, Oahu

MANGROVE or SAMOAN CRAB

Common in brackish water and muddy inshore waters.  Attains carapace width of at least 10 inches.  Large claws are capable of causing serious injury.  Edible.  Introduced to Hawaii.  Native to the Indo-Pacific.