Swan Crab ID

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I did not notiice any spines like google shows for the Asian crab .

Spotted this in the Swan near the causeway. Any idea what it is. A pest? 
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Did it have spikes/spines on

Sat, 2020-11-28 15:10

Did it have spikes/spines on the carapace in beetween it's eyes easiest way to tell between native and Asian paddle crab. Nearly impossible to tell from that photo.

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Sat, 2020-11-28 16:41

Added a different photo, see if it is clearer.  

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Please advise

Sun, 2020-11-29 11:01

fisheries ASAP and where you found/saw it.
Toxic and a danger to our prawn/crab fishery .

https://www.victorharbortimes.com.au/story/6375282/invasive-crab-found-in-sa-waters/?cs=1537

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Reported

Sun, 2020-11-29 11:38

Ring fisheries and reported. 
Thanks 

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Asian crab

Sun, 2020-11-29 16:50

Well done mate !

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Update

Mon, 2020-11-30 18:07

So, rang fisheries Sunday and left details with call taker.

Had a call back within 5 minutes to go through more details, sent a picture through. Traded texts to say can't identify it from the photo but would pass on for Monday morning to be followed up.  

Monday about 10 have a message on my phone to say they had reviewed the photo and confirmed it was not a paddle crab. Not 100 sure what it was but certain not a paddle crab. 

Thanked me for reporting etc. Happy with the follow up and feedback I received. Good job. Message for me is to take more notice, better photo and if I can, catch crab for ID. 
 

 

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Could be

Tue, 2020-12-01 13:42

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Yes

Tue, 2020-12-01 17:53

Yep, I think it could be but I need to take better photos.  

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well done !

Wed, 2020-12-02 17:10

 For the update,good job.

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