Charybdis annulata (Fabricius, 1798)
Banded-legged swimming crab
Charybdis annulata
photo by Modi, Shuanak

Family:  Portunidae (swimming crabs)
Max. size:  7 cm CW (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: from South Africa to Southeast Asia and Tahiti.
Diagnosis:  Shows distinctive broad blue and white bands on the legs when alive.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 14.02.06
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 18.05.17

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