Dungeness Crab - Metacarcinus magister

Shellfish  <<   Dungeness Crab

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Dungeness Crab,  Metacarcinus magister


California to Alaska


Mid-November to June

Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

Only males that are greater than 7 inches in size are allowed to be kept. Considered a best choice.

Size Range:

1.5 to 3 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet, succulent and delicate with a juicy, tender texture, from lumps to milder flavored flake meat

Cooking Tips:

steam, broil, grill, sauté, oven roast at high temperature