General Information
NameBlue crab
Scientific NameCallinectes sapidus
DescriptionCallinectes sapidus (from the Greek calli- = "beautiful", nectes = "swimmer", and Latin sapidus = "savory"), the blue crab, Atlantic blue crab, or regionally as the Chesapeake blue crab, is a species of crab native to the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and introduced internationally. C. sapidus is of significant culinary and economic importance in the United States, particularly in Louisiana and in the Chesapeake Bay. It is the Maryland state crustacean and is the state's largest commercial fishery.
Primary IDFOOD00303
Picture306
Classification
GroupAquatic foods
Sub-GroupCrustaceans
Taxonomy
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ITIS ID98696
Wikipedia IDCallinectes_sapidus
Composition
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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.