Crab - Live, Hard Shell Maryland Blue Crab, Male #1, Wild, USA

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  • Crab - Live, Hard Shell Maryland Blue Crab, Male #1, Wild, USA

    3 Dozen Minimum

    We do our best to deliver strong, live crabs but there is a high mortality rate when shipping a live product like this and we cannot guarantee the order.
    $38.85 / dozen
    Total: $116.55


Blue Crab Males distinguish themselves from females by their blue-tipped claws. Larger and slightly meatier than females, Maryland Blue Crab males are said to be the best there is, with their exceedingly sweet, white and tender meat that’s more buttery in flavor than crabs from other regions. Crab lovers will eat these by the dozen!

Blue Crab Sustainability Information


Callinectes sapidus





Taste & Texture

  • Mild, Moderate
  • Delicate and Flaky

Cooking Methods

Nutritional Facts

Protein (g)20
Omega 3 (mg)400
Total Fat (g)1

Region & Fishery

Fun Fact

The scientific name for Blue Crabs is “Callinectes sapidus.” “Callinectes” means “beautiful swimmer” in Greek, and “sapidus” means “tasty” in Latin!

Product Preparation

Please store live crabs at 50°F, protected by a damp paper towel. You may steam or boil cleaned crabs the way Marylanders do, with plenty of Old Bay seasoning. We also sauté them in olive oil, garlic and oregano, with a bit of white wine or beer to create a delicious broth for dipping.

Product Nutrition

Blue Crabs are a deliciously excellent source of Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, as well as a good source of protein, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Copper and Selenium.

FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Bake/Broil

FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Steaming

Nutrition Facts

AmountPercent Daily Value
Cholesterol (mg)95 32%
Sodium (mg)330 14%
Potassium (mg)300 9%
Total Carbohydrate (g)0 0%
Percent Daily Value
Vitamin C4%

Info Source U.S. Food and Drug Administration