Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus)

blue crab

The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus ) is often located within the crevices of oyster reefs, where it finds food and refuge.

The blue crab is common in South Carolina estuaries (where rivers meet the sea). This crustacean is often located within the crevices of oyster reefs, where it finds food and refuge. The blue crab feeds on oysters, clams, snails, shrimp, worms, fish, and other crabs. It is eaten by various fish and birds. The blue crab is harvested commercially and recreationally in South Carolina.