Mud Crab (species: Scylla serrata) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Scylla serrata
Mud Crab

©Lyle Vail: Claws of a large Mud Crab at the Turtle Group, near Lizard Island. Finger for scale.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Portunidae
Genus Scylla
Species Scylla serrata

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island area: Rare. No records from the Lizard Island Group, and only rare sightings at Eagle Island and the Turtle Group.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Jones, D.S. and G.J. Morgan (1994). A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters Reed, Sydney. ISBN: 0 7301 0403 6.