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Paddle crab

Maori Name: Pāpaka

Latin Name: Ovalipes catharus

Length: 10–13cm carapace


Paddle crabs belong to the Portunidae family (swimming crabs).


Related species:


Red crab (Chaceon bicolor) is another species of crab found in New Zealand. Red crabs are also known as Red rock crabs, or Crystal crabs (Australia).

Wild Caught