Edible crab

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Cancridae

Marine decapod crustacean. Slightly granular and oval carapace. The first pair of thoracic legs ends in robust pincers. The remaining 4 pairs of legs are hairy. Color changes between pink and brown. It can weigh up to 6 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Taschenkrebs
France: 
Tourteau
Italy: 
Granciporro
Portugal: 
Sapateira
UK: 
Edible crab
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
Pots traps
FAO code: 
CRE
Scientific name: 
Cancer pagurus
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
48408
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC