Wildlife to Witness: Curacha in Dahican

Curacha caught along Dahican Beach, part of Mayo Bay

Curacha also known as spanner crab or red frog crab is a local Chavacano name given to a sea crab species found in Sulu province Zamboanga. It is uniquely found in the deep-waters of Jolo and nowhere else in the world. Curacha abound in waters of Sulu but not Zamboanga. It is known as "Kagang Pamah in Tausug. It is a hybrid crustacean, with crossbreed characteristics of a large sea crab and a big spiny lobster.

Ranina ranina, also known as the frog crab, spanner crab, red frog crab, or kona crab, is a species of edible crab, found throughout tropical and subtropical habitats. It is abundant in the coastal waters of Southwestern Mindanao, Philippines.

Source: Wikipedia