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Mud Crab (Kaiyodo - Aquatales Polyresin)

Started by brontodocus, October 05, 2014, 02:06:55 PM

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A beautiful resin piece from Japan, here is the Kaiyodo Aquatales Polyresin Aquatic animal figure collection Series 1 No. 006 Mud Crab, Scylla serrata (Forsskål, 1775). The narrow pleon (the "tail" which is usually retracted under the carapace in true crabs) and huge chelae indicate the figure is representing a male specimen. The carapace width is approx. 43.5 mm and its length is 28 mm, so the scale is between approx. 1:4 and 1:6. The figure appears larger, though, and the chelae span some 90 mm. Mud Crabs are large coastal and mangrove-dwelling crabs of high economic importance as food and are either caught or reared in aquaculture. The species is quite common and like most other invertebrates not assessed by IUCN ("Not Evaluated" = NE).

Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.


Thanks for posting this. I've had this figure for a few months now. I like it a lot; regrettably it's the only crustacean in this resin model sets, so it's the only one I'll be getting (although that may be good for my bank account-hahahahaha).

Post a pic on the Decapoda thread and I'll follow-up with the smaller portunid figures :)


Many thanks, Blaine! :) I knew you'd like it. Yes, unfortunately it will remain the only arthropod within the Aquatales resin line. I'll link a photo in the Decapoda thread, too. :)



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Quote from: brontodocus on February 04, 2017, 11:07:40 PM
And the images of the Mud Crab are back! :)

This guy is on BoTD (along with it's large AAA counterpart)