Barnkabarra (Mudcrabs)

Barnkabarra (mud crabs) hide in the muddy bottoms of estuaries and mangrove forests in areas surrounding Maningrida.

They are good manme (bush food) and can be caught all year round, by grabbing them quickly in shallow water with a very fast hand. They are put on the fire to cook and they are ready when they turn a bright orange colour.