Scylla paramamosain

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Scylla paramamosain
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Portunidae
Genus: Scylla
Species: S. paramamosain
Binomial name
Scylla paramamosain
Estampador, 1949

Scylla paramamosain is a mud crab commonly consumed in South-east Asia.


Scylla paramamosain is found in Japan, Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong), Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia.[1] It is now produced by aquaculture farms in southern Vietnam.[2]


Scylla paramamosain was described by Eulogio P. Estampador in 1949, as a subspecies of Scylla serrata.[3][4] It is now known that the crabs previously referred to as S. serrata in China were mostly S. paramamosain.[5]


  1. ^ "Scylla paramamosain Estampador, 1949". Crabs of Japan. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Stig M. Christensen, Donald J. Macintosh & Nguyen T. Phuong. "Pond production of the mud crabs Scylla paramamosain (Estampador) and S. olivacea (Herbst) in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, using two different supplementary diets". Aquaculture Research. 35 (11): 1013–1024. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2004.01089.x. 
  3. ^ W. Stephenson & B. Campbell (1960). "The Australian Portunids (Crustacea: Portunidae). IV. Remaining Genera". Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 11 (1): 73–122. doi:10.1071/MF9600073. 
  4. ^ Jesse D. Ronquillo, Zandro V. Pura & Rex M. Traifalgar. ""Seedling" production and pond culture of hatchery-produced juveniles of the mud crab Scylla oceanica Dana, 1852". In Frederick R. Schram & J. C. von Vaupel Klein. Crustaceans and the Biodiversity Crisis: Proceedings of the Fourth International Crustacean Congress, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 20-24, 1998 (PDF). Crustacean Issues. 12. Brill Publishers. pp. 999–1011. ISBN 978-90-04-11387-9. 
  5. ^ Ling-Bo Ma, Feng-Ying Zhang, Chun-Yan Ma & Zhen-Guo Qiao (2006). "Scylla paramamosain (Estampador) the most common mud crab (Genus Scylla) in China: evidence from mtDNA". Aquaculture Research. 37 (16): 1694–1698. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2006.01603.x.