Panther crabs from Sulawesi

7. March 2014

The Panther crabs (Parathelphusa pantherina) are for sure the most attractive of all freshwater crabs. They originate from Matano lake in Sulawesi, where they can be also found under roots etc. on the shore. The animals are, like almost all crabs, omnivorous. However, most food items taken are from animal origin. The maximum width of the carapace is about 5-6 cm.

For our customers: the animals have code 485973 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer