Blue crab may refer to: The Chesapeake blue crab or Atlantic blue crab,
Callinectes sapidus; The blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus ...
The blue crab is a swimming crustacean with bright blue claws and an olive
green shell. It is one of the most recognizable species in the Chesapeake Bay.
The blue crab's scientific name—Callinectes sapidus—translated from Latin
means 'beautiful savory swimmer.' Blue crabs not only comprise the most
The blue crab is so named because of its sapphire-tinted claws. Its shell, or
carapace, is actually a mottled brownish color, and mature females have red ...
Despite their name, blue crabs are typically more of a gray to dull blue-green in
color. Only their claws are truly blue, with the claws of mature females tipped in a
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Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus). Color: Olive green carapace, with brilliant blue
claws. Females have red-tipped claws. Size: Up to 9 inches long from point to ...
Located in a rural coastal community on Virginia's Eastern Shore, Blue Crab Bay
Co. was founded in 1985 by Pamela Barefoot in her farmhouse kitchen to ...
Because of restrictions placed on the Bay's blue crab harvest in 2008, the 2011
dredge In addition to harvest, an unusually long, cold winter and continuing poor
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Can blue crabs swim? Some crabs swim. Most crabs, like stone crabs and ...