Mud Crab (Scylla serrata)

Mud Crab whole

Mud Crab whole


Mud crabs are large crabs with a smooth, broad carapace. They have 9 even sized teeth on each side of their eyes.
Their two hind legs are flattened for swimming. In the most common form, the colour varies from very dark brown to mottled green.
The other, generally smaller form has a deeper body and is reddish brown. Mudcrabs inhabit sheltered estuaries, the tidal reaches of some rivers,mud flats and mangrove forests, although females carrying eggs are present in deeper waters up to 50 kilometres offshore.
These crabs favour a soft, muddy bottom, often below low tide level.

Meat Quality: 

Mud Crab yield about 25% meat, largely from the front claws, sweet flesh that has a slightly stronger flavour and firmer texture than that of other Crabs.

Also known as: 

Market Names
Mangrove Crab
Muddy Crab

Weight : 300g – 1000g
Form / State : Live, Whole Frozen
Packing : Live – Packed & wrapped to ensure liveliness in transit
Grading: Number pcs/box
Season : Year round


Nutritional Information
For every 100 grams raw product
for Crab meat.
Kilojoules na
Cholesterol 58 mg
Sodium na
Total fat (oil) 0.9 g
Saturated fat 22% of total fat
Monounsaturated fat 20% of total fat
Polyunsaturated fat 57% of total fat
Omega-3, EPA 137 mg
Omega-3, DHA 90 mg
Omega-6, AA 86 mg

Mud Crabs Packed large

Single Mud Crab

Mud Crabs Packed


Packhorse Lobster (Jasus verreauxi)

Packhorse Crayfish

Packhorse Crayfish

Description: Found in the north and east of the North Island, Packhorse rock lobster live around rocky reefs at depths of 5 to 275m. They are larger and have a slightly greener colour than rock lobster (crayfish) and are mainly caught in the far north waters of New Zealand. The packhorse can be distinguished by its much larger body size, smoother tail and its very broad carapace, only slightly shorter than the abdomen. Packhorse rock lobsters are found in the Northern areas of the North Island between Cape Reinga, and just south of the Mahia Peninsula on the East cape.

 Meat Quality: Due to the colder water temperature, the New Zealand lobsters have a higher oil content than tropical lobsters and are rated as one of the world’s finest

Also know as: koura, papatia, pawharu (Maori), packhorse crayfish, crayfish, green rock lobster, Eastern rock lobster (Australia / US).

Size: 40-60 cm (15-23in) total length. The packhorse males average size is between 40-60 cm (15-23in) total length females being slightly less.

Weight: 1.5kg – 5.0kg and weigh in at at least 15kg (33lbs)

Form/ State: 


Fillet Grades : 

Season: They generally move into deeper water in early winter, and return closer to the shoreline in late August.

Packhorse crayfish

Packhorse crayfish

Packhorse crayfish

Spiny Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii)

Rock Lobster


Rock Lobster

Species: New Zealand Rock Lobster

Spiny rock lobster or crayfish are found throughout New Zealand and Chatham Islands’ coastal waters. The commercial rock lobster fishery is New Zealand’s third biggest seafood export earner. Spiny rock lobsters are carnivorous and live in and around reefs in depths ranging from 5 to 275 metres. They are dark red and orange above with paler yellowish bellies.

Latin name: (Jasus edwardsii)

Size: 30cm-70cm

Weight: 350g-5kg

Form/ State: Whole Live , Heads , Tails

Packing: Live – packed in Polystyrene foam boxes – packed in wood wool with Gel Ice packs for temperature control, frozen – Packed in 10 or 20kg ctns, individually wrapped portions


Grade: Approx Pce/Box Net Weight Size Range Market Names
AA 25 12kg 350-500g New Zealand: Rock Lobster, Spiny Rock Lobster, Red Rock Lobster, Crayfish
A 22 12kg 500-600g Australia/USA: Southern Rock Lobster
B 17 12kg 600-800g The Netherlands: Langoesten
C 10 12kg 800g – 1kg France: Langouste
D 7 12kg 1kg – 1.5kg Germany: Languste
E- 5 12kg 1.5kg – 2kg Greece: Astakos
E+ 5 12kg 2kg – 2.5kg Italy: Aragosta
F 12kg 2.5kg + Japan: Ise-ebi
Spain: Langosta

Rock Lobster Fishery:

Rock lobster are caught commercially using baited pots. Once caught, most are held in temperature-controlled aquariums. Before being airfreighted “live” to export markets. New Zealand’s spiny rock lobster fishery is managed by strict quotas which allow only a set amount of spiny rock lobster to be taken commercially each year.


Rock Lobster Meat Quality:

Rock lobster flesh is firm with a sweet medium and rich taste, and retains its shape in most styles of cooking.


Rock Lobster live

Rock Lobster wholeRock Lobster packed

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