Then there is the edible crab, or blue crab, which is common on many parts of our coasts.
Both are eaten when "soft-shells," but are not so good as the blue crab.
It is known at the North as the "blue crab," and at the South as the "sea-crab."
This species is supplied to the Newport market, where it is considered preferable to the blue crab.
Another edible crustacean of considerable economic importance is the blue crab.