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Advanced Aquarist Online: Five New Freshwater Crabs

I’m a huge fan of crabs. Have been since I was a little boy. There are a great many species for both fresh and salt water. I find marine crabs to be much easier to keep as most of them are fully aquatic. Freshwater crabs tend to need mud and land as well as water. Still, I’ve kept many of them over the years successfully and enjoy the unique tank they require. Advanced Aquarist, and online magazine recently announced that five new species have been identified. I think you will find these guys are absolute beauties.

“The five new crab species were all discovered in the secluded Konkan region of the Western Ghats mountain range in India, where they appear indigenous.”

Gubernatoriana Thackerayi Red Crab
Gubernatoriana Thackerayi Red Crab