Blue Crab

No. 269729

by Safari Ltd

Also known as the Atlantic blue crab and the Chesapeake blue crab, the blue crab is common species of crab found throughout the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. As their name suggests, they can easily be identified by their vibrant blue color.

  • Scientific Name: Callinectes sapidus
  • Characteristics: Blue crabs are opportunistic hunters, and have been known to eat anything they can get their claws on. Don’t worry, this beautifully hand painted and professionally designed blue crab is a bit small to consider you as its next meal!
  • Size and Color: Blue crabs have predominantly cerulean limbs, although their carapace is a dark green color in certain sections. 5 inches long and 7 inches wide, this figurine is about as wide as a dollar bill and as long as a 16 oz. water bottle on its side.
  • The Blue Crab is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Blue crabs have been an important resource for many different cultures for centuries. Even in the 1600’s, Native Americans and early American settlers harvested blue crabs as a form of sustenance. However, as time progressed blue crabs began to become overharvested, mainly due to their use as an effective bait for fisheries. Because of this, there are now regulations in place to help maintain and safeguard the blue crab’s global population.

    • Recommended Age: 18 months and up
    • Size in cm: 12.5 L x 18 W x
    • Size in inches: 4.92 L x 7.09 W x
    • Scale: 1:2.2
    • UPC: 095866269708
    Present Status Recent declines in their numbers, especially in the Chesapeake Bay, have begun to recover, thanks in large part to the Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee (BBCAC), a cooperative between Maryland and Virginia, the two states with the most impact on the crab’s population. Native to the eastern US, this species is now considered invasive in the Mediterranean and its impact is still being studied.