A large edible swimming crab of the Atlantic coast of North America.
- Callinectes sapidus, family Portunidae.
- Medium-sized terrapins still relied on small snails but apportioned more of their diet among large snails, blue crabs, and fiddler crabs.
- After these choices come the king crab, blue crab and rock lobster, and you are almost half way through the menu!
- After an indecently large plateful of oysters it was into the grilled blue crab and rock lobsters, which I must say were particularly good.
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