Softshell Blue Crab - Callinectes sapidus
Shellfish << Softshell Blue Crab
Gulf of Mexico to Maryland
Softshell: May to August
Method of Capture:
Prolific breeding at a very young age makes them a resiliant species, but their habitat is compromised by trawlers fishing for other species.
(3.5-4 inch=mediums ) (4-4.5 inch=hotels ) (4.5-5 inch=primes ) (5-5.5 inch=jumbos ) (5.5+ inch=whales)
Flavor and Texture:
Mild, soft, sweet meat with a very slightly toothsome shell that has a very rich, savory flavor.