Tag: Crabs

Crabs are usually covered with a thick exoskeleton, made primarily of highly mineralized chitin. They have a single pair of claws. Crabs are found in all of the world’s oceans, they also live in freshwater and on land, more so in tropical regions. Most crabs walk sideways but there are crabs that can walk forwards and backward. For example, the spanner crab does not walk sideways. There are several different types of crabs and over 4000 species of crab around the world.
Cuisine
Crabs are one of the most commonly eaten types of seafood. There are edible crabs where you can eat everything including the shell (soft shell crab). Other species, like the King Crab, only the legs are eaten. In some cultures, it is also common to eat the eggs of the female crab. The meat is called Crab meat or crabmeat. It soft, fragile and has a sweet taste. Crabs are cooked live just like lobsters. However, recent research concluded that these types of animals feel no pain. There are two types of crab meat:
White Crab Meat
White crab meat comes from the claws and legs of the crab and while predominantly white in color it does have a naturally occurring red/brown tinge throughout. White crab is low in fat and high in protein.
Brown Crab Meat
Brown meat is from the body of the crab. It has a higher natural fat content but is also very high in Omega-3. Crabmeat is generally considered to be sweet in taste.
As Pets
There are some crabs that are kept as pets. However, the most popular pet crab, the hermit crab, is not a “true crab. Other popular kinds of pet crab are the vampire crab, rainbow craw, and Halloween crab (see below for more information on the different types of pet crabs).

3 Main Types of Crabs in Florida

There many species of crabs in Florida however there are 3 main types of crabs found in Florida that are edible or the most common on menus. These are the blue crab, the stone crab, and the golden crab. Blue …

The Different Types of King Crabs

King crabs are one of the most popular types of crabs hunted for its delicious meat. There are over 40 types of king crab and three of the main species that are edible can be found in Alaska. The three …

The Different Types of Alaskan Crab

There are 10 different types of Alaskan crab. Seven of the ten crabs caught in Alaska are for commercial purposes (edible crabs). The remaining three are usually caught by accident and their numbers do not make up a significant portion …

10 Pet Crabs For Pet Lovers To Keep

There’s no doubt that there are many different types of crabs. In fact, there are over 5000 species of crabs in existence. However, not all crabs are meant to be pets. Types of Pet Crabs Different species of crab vary …

Are All Crabs Edible?

Given that there are over 5000 varieties of crabs its no surprise that you’d want to know if they’re all edible. Crabmeat is one of the most savored kinds of seafood. So, are all crabs edible? The answer is that …

Types Of Crabs – Explanation & Visual Guide

Let’s learn about the different types of crabs! Just how many crabs are there? There are about five thousand sea crab species alone! But we’re going to focus on the most common types of crab while keeping it interesting with …