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A Guide to Identifying Blue Crabs

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Sally

An immature (adolescent) female Blue Crab, known as a Sally or She-Crab, is easily identified as having an inverted “V” or triangular shaped apron and red-tipped claws.

 

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Sook

A mature (adult) female Blue Crab,
known as a Sook is identified as having an inverted “U” or bell-shaped apron and red-tipped claws.

 

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Jimmy

A mature male Blue Crab, known as a Jimmy, has a long, narrow, inverted “T” shaped apron and blue-tipped claws.

Photos: Steven C. Zinski (www.bluecrab.info)

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