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About crabs and crab meat Edit

Crabs are crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, having five pairs of legs, the foremost of which are in the form of claws, and a carapace.

Crabs are prepared and eaten as a dish in several different ways all over the world. Some species are eaten whole, including the shell, such as soft-shell crab; with other species just the claws and/or legs are eaten. The latter is particularly common for larger crabs, such as the snow crab.

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