Crab  is a crustacean


Shrimp is America’s favorite shellfish. In general, shrimp can be divided into two broad categories - warm-water shrimp and cold-water shrimp. Those hailing from the colder waters are smaller and have more succulent meat. The size categories, which determine price, are: colossal (10 or less per pound), jumbo (11-15), extra-large (16-20), large (21-30), medium (31-35), small (36-45) and … [Read more...]


Crabs are the second most popular shellfish (after shrimp) in the United States. There are two types of crabs- fresh and saltwater, with saltwater being more common. Pacific crabs include Dungeness and King crab; while the Atlantic and Gulf coast net Blue crab and Stone crab (in Florida). Soft-shell crabs are Blue crab that have shed their shells and are available from April to … [Read more...]


Lobster, the king of the Crustacean family, is enjoyed around the world. The most popular variety in the United States is the Maine lobster, or American lobster which is found off the Atlantic coast of the northern United States and Canada. Spiny lobsters - also known as rock lobsters -are found in the waters off Florida, Southern California, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South … [Read more...]


From gumbo to etouffee, crayfish (most well known as crawfish or crawdads) have a special place in southern cooking. Resembling tiny lobsters, crayfish are variety of fresh water crustacean and range from 3 to 6 inches long and between 2 and 8 ounces. In addition to taking a place at the table in many of the southern parts of the United States - particularly Louisiana and Mississippi - … [Read more...]


Crustaceans are one of two main classifications of shellfish, with the other being mollusks. This family of fresh and salt water creatures includes crabs, crayfish, lobster, prawns and shrimp. The nutritional profile varies little from species to species, and all are covered in an exoskeleton made from chitin—a non-digestible carbohydrate. See individual crustaceans to learn more about selecting … [Read more...]

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