These types of crabs are characterized by their blue highlights and extremely sharp shells. When these crabs are in their soft shell form they are mushy with the gill and stomach area so thin that you can see through to the meat.
When the Blue crab matures, they molt their shells which leaves them vulnerable and edible. They have three pair of legs, walk sideways and are equipped with large and powerful claws that can inflict sever injury if handled incorrectly. They primarily feed on oyster, clams, shrimp, snails, worms and other crabs.