Crab Species

There are close to 4,500 different crab species worldwide and while many of them are edible, there are only a limited number of crab species that are commercially fished. And with all the variations of crab species that are caught by commercial fisheries, their descriptions, flavor profiles, and availability obviously vary by species and location.  Below is an index that details the specifics for many crabs by species. The list is not complete yet, so follow the links for the species which are completed.

Crab Species Index


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