Crab facts

It is also called blue crab as it has sapphire tinted claws. It has shell and mottled brownish color. Females have red features on the tip. It is appreciated for its tender meat. It is a decapod crustacean that has short tail and thick shell. We can found over 6793 species of crab in the fresh water, ocean and land.

Name Crab facts and health benefits
Scientific Name Callinectes sapidus
Native Native to Western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico
Common/English Name Atlantic blue crab, The Blue crab, Chesapeake blue crab
Name in Other Languages Albanian: gaforre;
Basque: crab;
Belarusian: krab (краб);
Bosnian: Rak;
Bulgarian: Krab (Краб);
Catalan: cranc;
Croatian: Rak;
Czech: krab;
Danish: krabbe;
Dutch: krab;
Estonian: krabi;
Finnish: rapu;
French: crabe;
Galician: caranguexo;
German: Krabbe;
Greek: Kávouras (Κάβουρας);
Hungarian: Rák;
Icelandic: krabbi;
Irish: portán;
Italian: granchio;
Latvian: krabis;
Lithuanian: krabas;
Macedonian: рак;
Maltese: granċ;
Norwegian: krabbe;
Polish: krab;
Portuguese: caranguejo;
Romanian: crab;
Russian: krab (краб);
Serbian: Kraba (Краба);
Slovak: krab;
Slovenian: rakovice;
Spanish: cangrejo;
Swedish: krabba;
Ukrainian: Kraba (краб);
Welsh: cranc;
Armenian: tsovakhets’getin (ծովախեցգետին);
Azerbaijani: yencək;
Bengali: Kām̐kaṛā (কাঁকড়া);
Chinese: Pángxiè (螃蟹);
Georgian: crab;
Gujarati: કરચલો;
Hindi: Karacalō (केकड़ा);
Hmong: roob ris;
Japanese: Kani (カニ);
Kannada: Ēḍi (ಏಡಿ);
Kazakh: teñiz şayanı (теңіз шаяны);
Khmer: teңíz šaâny (ក្តាម);
Korean: ge (게);
Lao: pu (ປູ);
Malayalam: ñaṇṭ (ഞണ്ട്);
Marathi: Khēkaḍā (खेकडा);
Mongolian: naimalj (наймалж);
Myanmar (Burmese): najmalž (ဂဏန်း);
Nepali: Kēkaḍā (केकडा);
Sinhala: kēkaḍā (කකුළුවා);
Tajik: xarcang (харчанг);
Tamil: Naṇṭu (நண்டு);
Telugu: Pīta (పీత);
Thai: Pīta (ปู);
Uzbek: dengiz qisqichbaqasi;
Vietnamese: cua;
Turkish: Yengeç;
Afrikaans: krap;
Chichewa: nkhanu;
Hausa: kaguwa;
Igbo: nshịkọ;
Sesotho: lekhala;
Somali: carsaanyo;
Swahili: kaa;
Yoruba: akan;
Zulu: udoti;
Cebuano: crab;
Filipino: alimasag;
Indonesian: kepiting;
Javanese: crab;
Malagasy: drakaka;
Malay: ketam;
Maori: pāpaka;
Esperanto: krabo;
Haitian Creole: Crab;
Latin: cancer;
Israel: shayat-kahol;
Turkey: mavi yengeç;
Russian Federation: sinii kzab, colubroi krab;
USA: blue claw crab
Habit Omnivores
Live Oceans, fresh water and land
Seasonal appearance Early spring-Late fall
Lifespan 3-4 years
Color Blue to olive green
Shape & size Width: 23 cm (9.1 inches);  Carapace length: 25 cm
Leg span Length: 4 meters (13 ft)
Shell Thick, armoured, Across: 9 inches
Claws Bright blue
Flesh Soft
Weight Brown crab: 3 kg
Taste Soft, delicate and sweet
Major Nutritions Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamine) 9.78 µg (407.50%)
Copper, Cu 1.005 mg (111.67%)
Selenium, Se 34 µg (61.82%)
Sodium, Na 911 mg (60.73%)
Zinc, Zn 6.48 mg (58.91%)
Tryptophan 0.229 g (52.05%)
Isoleucine 0.797 g (47.67%)
Lysine 1.431 g (42.79%)
Threonine 0.666 g (37.84%)
Valine 0.774 g (36.65%)
Health Benefits
  • Healthy bones
  • Mental health
  • Heart health
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Enhance immunity
  • Detoxification
  • Assist circulation
Calories in 3 oz (85 gm) 82 Kcal.
How to Eat
  • It is consumed whole.
  • The cake is prepared by mixing the flour and crab meat.
  • It is fresh or canned.
Other Facts
  • Males are called jimmies and females are called sooks.
  • They have five pair of legs.
  • They are omnivores.
  • Crab could swim as well as walk.


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