Callinectes sapidus, "tasty, beautiful swimmers," are
common throughout Florida. Blue crabs are popular in both
recreational and commercial fisheries.
Crustacean researchers gather biological and population data to assess the health of the blue crab fishery.
Follow a female blue crab throughout her life.
A project to study blue crab health in Tampa Bay from August 2006 through August 2007.
Read online or order this brochure for information on age and growth, distribution, migration, feeding habits, and more.
Do you have questions about blue crabs? Read the blue crab FAQ for answers.
A species account for blue crab (Callinectes sapidus
A report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Division of
Marine Fisheries Management: a summary on the life history and
ecology of blue crab, especially information about Florida's blue
Check the crustacean glossary for definitions of terms used in our articles and elsewhere.
View the current commercial fishing regulations for blue
View the current recreational fishing regulations for blue crab.