Information about the Atlantic Blue Crab:
The Atlantic or Chesapeake Blue Crab is species of crab native to the coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean. It can also be found on the Pacific Ocean in Central America and the Gulf of Mexico. It has also been introduced into many areas it is not native to, due to it being a valuable food source. Adult Blue Crabs grow to just a little over nine inches (23 centimeters) and weigh roughly 1-2 pounds. (.5 to .9 kilograms) Blue Crabs are usually found in the brackish waters along the coastline, often in estuaries and other areas along shorelines. They feed on many different types of food, such as snails, mussels, fish, plants, and other smaller crustaceans. These invertebrates are very sensitive to environmental changes, and in some areas have seen steep reductions in number due to pollution and habitat loss. It is the official crustacean of the state of Maryland in the US.n, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!