Callinectes sapidus (from the Greek calli- = "beautiful", nectes = "swimmer", and Latin sapidus = "savory"), the blue crab,Atlantic blue crab, or regionally as the Chesapeake blue crab, is a species of crab native to the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and introduced internationally.
C. sapidus is of significant culinary and economic importance in the United States, particularly in Louisiana and in theChesapeake Bay.
It is the Maryland state crustacean and is the state's largest commercial fishery.
Before we carefully bread these beauties and lay em out on a foot long Po’ Boy, we wanted to show you just what a Soft Shell Crab actually looks like. Nature creates some amazingly beautiful & delicious things doesn't it? Enjoy your day Ladies & Gentlemen.