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Three-spotted Swimmer Crab

Portunus sanguinolentus

Features

Three blood-red spots on back of shell. To 150 mm across.

Notes

Common, trawled in Moreton Bay and in outside coastal waters. Often swims at surface at night. Commercial food species. Widespread, East Africa to Hawaii.

Three-spotted Swimmer Crab (Portunus sanguinolentus)
Three-spotted Swimmer Crab (Portunus sanguinolentus)

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