Blue Crab - Callinectes sapidus

Shellfish  <<  Blue Crab

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Blue Crab,  Callinectes sapidus


Gulf of Mexico to Maryland


Hardshell: August to May

Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

Prolific breeding at a very young age makes them a resiliant species, but their habitat is compromised by trawlers fishing for other species.

Size Range:

3.5 - 5.5 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet, succulent and delicate with a juicy, tender texture, from lumps to milder flavored flake meat. Shells have a very rich, savory flavor.

Cooking Tips:

boil, stew, soup