Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 28 Issue 1&2

Food and feeding of the two species of Scylla (De Haan) (Portunidae : Brachyura).

D. R. Joel and P. J. Sanjeevaraj

The natural food of the two important edible crabs Scylla tranquebarica (Fabricius) and Scylla serrata (Forsskal) in the Pulicat Lake chiefly consisted of the two shallow water gastropods (Cerithidea cingulatus and Cerithidea fluviatilis), prawns or fish. Like most crustaceans these two species were found to be nocturnal in their feeding activity. 

Date : 31-12-1986