How to tell the difference between Male and Female Mudcrabs


Scientific Name: Scylla serrata (Forskal).

This article will show you the difference between the Male and Female Mudcrab.
As you can see, the Male (Top) has a “V” flap on the bottom of their shell and the Female (Bottom) has a more rounded flap.
This species inhabits muddy mangrove lined areas. Great to eat. Boil cleaned halved crabs in salty water for 12 minutes. Want to know how to tie them up or a more in-depth way to cook them?? Check out the related “How to” article
Written by Rod Cumming 2009