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Charybdis (Charybdis) japonica (A. Milne-Edwards 1861)

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    Charybdis japonica: Brief Summary
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    Charybdis japonica, the Asian paddle crab, is a species of swimming crab in the family Portunidae. Charybdis japonica has a hexagonal, concave carapace around 12 centimetres (4.7 in) wide, the whole animal being pale green to olive green in colour.

    It occurs naturally in the waters around Japan, Korea and Malaysia, but has become an invasive species in New Zealand. It has also been recorded in the Adriatic Sea where it is rare.


    Miso soup of Charybdis japonica (イシガニの味噌汁)


    Ventral view

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