Crab hatching in captivity a breakthrough for NParks

15 March 2018 | Research

NUS is part of a freshwater crab working group led by NParks, which is looking into a long-term population enhancement, monitoring and breeding programme for the Singapore freshwater crab. A brood of more than 40 crablets of the critically endangered Singapore freshwater crab Johora singaporensis has hatched in January, the first time this has occurred in captivity.