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Blue Crabs – Identification

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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.




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.



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


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