Asian paddle crab

Asian Paddle Crab <i>(Charybdis japonica)</i>
Asian Paddle Crab (Charybdis japonica)
Brown Asian Paddle Crab. Source: New Zealand Museum
Brown Asian Paddle Crab. Source: New Zealand Museum
Pale Asian Paddle Crab. Source: Western Australian Museum
Pale Asian Paddle Crab. Source: Western Australian Museum
Grey/ Purple Asian Paddle Crab
Grey/ Purple Asian Paddle Crab
Asian paddle crab identification diagram
Asian paddle crab identification diagram

Marine species not currently found in South Australia.

The Asian Paddle Crab:

  • competes for food and shelter with native crustacean species
  • can carry disease which can impact native species such as lobster, prawn and crabs
  • spread via biofouling on shipping.

For more information read the Asian Paddle Crab Factsheet (PDF 1.5 MB)

Page Last Reviewed: 04 Sep 2019
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