Is this a Thunder Crab?

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Is this a Thunder Crab?

Post by Commando_YR_Chin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:14 pm

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Is this a thunder crab?

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Is this crab edible? Idk whether edible or not so I throw back.
Imagehttps://imgur.com/gallery/Pov0s
The only acceptable catch for the night... Got 1 more abt this size appear near shore, resting at daybreak (7am) waded to knee deep water and try to hand catch it... Failed epically... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Next time use net... πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
Also got 1 big rotting dead kbl wedged under rock at the breakers, probably ppl caught then sangkok line under rock. 😐

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Just some crabs for soup, got big flower crab resting near shore at night, but by the time I get my clip on crab net and rod, it ran...
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Lunch today was great! :)
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Re: Is this a Thunder Crab?

Post by Peace » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:01 am

Pretty interesting catches there, yes it's a thundercrab. The claws are supposedly edible, I've personally have tried it but not its body.

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This is a moon crab and it should be edible but they don't grow very big so there's not much meat to take from it anyway.

I can't complain if it makes a good dinner, what's the other smaller fish in the dish? :D

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Re: Is this a Thunder Crab?

Post by Commando_YR_Chin » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:58 pm

Thanks for the ID, as for the other small fish, i forgot to took a pic when caught, it was given to me by a passing Malay angler, i think he caught it on small cut prawn... The small fish has hard shell on cheeks, like armour plating... Could be a Longhead Grunter? (Goo Hoot?) πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
Also update from my uncle, he went to labrador park today, got a small seabass, 2 small parrotfish, and a damselfish, my granduncle got a couple of tambans today, at the jetty, would have tagged along to fish and photograph if i hadn't woke up late ... :(
Will be off to Changi to fish again tomorrow night! :)
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Re: Is this a Thunder Crab?

Post by Peace » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:47 am

Commando_YR_Chin wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:58 pm
The small fish has hard shell on cheeks, like armour plating... Could be a Longhead Grunter? (Goo Hoot?) πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
That's most likely it. Thanks for the update, Labrador park having tambans is always a good sign over there. Good luck on your fishing today!

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Re: Is this a Thunder Crab?

Post by Commando_YR_Chin » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:30 pm

Thanks! :) Catch Report Coming Up! :thumbsup:
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