Scylla serrata

species of crustacean in Africa, Asia

Scylla serrata is a type of crab. It is often called a mud crab or mangrove crab or black crab. It is found in Africa, Australasia and Asia. It lives in estuaries and mangroves.

Scylla serrata
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Pleocyemata
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Portunidae
Genus: Scylla
S. serrata
Binomial name
Scylla serrata
(Forsskål, 1775)

Distribution change

Scylla serrata is found from South Africa to Sri Lanka to the Southeast Asian Archipelago. It is found from southern Japan to south-eastern Australia, northern New Zealand, and as far east as Fiji and Samoa. The species has also been introduced to Hawaii and Florida.