Gulf mud Crabs
With a marvellous sweet, earthy flavour, mud crabs are highly considered to be one of the most edible and favoured crabs in Australia, at excellent value for money. It is one of the most popular choices amongst consumers for the crab’s meat content and taste.
With fanned back legs, mud crabs belong to the “swimmer” family, and at maturity, a male mud crab’s claws can make up almost 40 per cent of their weight.
A hardy species that can withstand fluctuations in temperature between 12 and 35 degrees, they favour shallow warm waters, mangrove trees and tidal flats, making the Gulf of Carpentaria a perfect habitat for mud crabs.