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Fisheries Fact Sheet: Blue Swimmer Crab

This fact sheet provides information about blue swimmer crabs (Portunus pelagicus), a tropical crustacean species found in Western Australia mainly between Karratha and Dunsborough. Also known as a blue manna crab, it is an important recreational and commerical fishing species.


  • Biology
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Fisheries Management
  • Lifecycles
  • Marine Science
  • Recreational Fishing



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