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brown crab live 500-700g France


Price range: 9 - 10 EUR / 1 kg | Market: MIN Rungis | Date: 2022-05-13

Brown land Crab

Brown land crab is also known as blue land crab and its scientific name Cardisoma guanhumi. It is a species of a land crab native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Atlantic coast of Americans. It naturally occurs from Brazil to Colombia, throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamans, and Bermuda.

The crab may be found in a variety of colors and shades that range from dark blue to pale grey or brown. It can grow up to 15 centimeters in carapace width and weigh up to 500 grams. Just like other crab types, male species man is characterized by their dimorphic claws which can grow up to 15 cm in length and in fact be bigger than the whole animal. Its eyes are often stalked and can be pale grey or deep blue. Young crabs usually possess brown carapace and orange legs. Females mostly are lighter than males and usually are found to be white or light gray.

This crab spiecies is omnivorous. It collects eats and fruits but also feeds itself on insects and carrion. Just like other species of crabs they are prone to cannibalism. They mostly travel in the shade during the day and become more lively during nighttime. According to fishermen, young crabs take up to two weeks to become consumable (the cleaning process) and the adult ones may even take a month.

Brown land crab uses its light and sound detectors to find food. The conducted experiments confirmed the fact that crabs leave their burrows when they notice the sound of falling fruit. They can also detect small moving objects and ground vibrations.

Land crabs must be carefully cleaned before they can be consumed. The process of cleaning purges everything that the crab ate. Due to its diet, crab meat may be contaminated. Purging may take up to a month before the crab can be consumed. Land crabs are considered one of the greatest seafood available on the market. They are quite an important species of commercial fishing. They are mostly fished around Walney Island and the Cumbrian coast. Brown land crabs are fished using crab and lobster pots.

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