Red Claw Crab Photos
This time it is not a shrimp, and it is even not a crayfish It’s a crab. It’s kind of freshwater creature, so I was keeping it for a while.
Scientific name of this red claw crab species is Perisesarma bidens. The crabs are quite wide-spread in Indo-Pacific region on sea shores and islands. They live in mangrove swamps where water is warm and semi-salty (brackish). At the same time, they can live quite long in freshwater and salt water.
Red craw crabs are not big, they grow up 5cm in body size. However, together with the legs the creature can reach 10 cm in size. Males can fish with each other; however multiple hidden places will let them leave each other alone. They like to dig and come out from the water.
Look at some photos of my crab below. It was quite a big 5cm in size specimen.
I hope these pictures give some understanding of how these funny small crabs look.