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.
Exotic species under the Fisheries Management Act 2007. It may not be deposited, released or allowed to escape into any waters in South Australia without specific authorisation.
For more information read the Asian Paddle Crab Factsheet ()