Blue crab (lat. Paralithodes platypus) is a crablike. It is similar to the King crab, but has a different colour: it is not blue, but red-brown with a blue tint and yellow-orange spots on the bottom and sides. Since its birth, it has small bumps, which mature into sharp spikes.
Blue crab inhabits the Bering, Japan and Okhotsk Seas. The carapace diameter of males can reach 20 cm, of females - 16 cm. The weight is 1-5 kg. In summer, it lives in shallow waters: 60-100 m, and in winter it the leaves for the sea at a depth of up to 300 m, because of the comfortable temperature (it must be positive).
These crabs spawn every two years: one group spawns in one year, another – next year; they do it in turns. In autumn crabs prepare for reproduction, in spring they molt, mate, lay their larvae.
Another name is 'King crab'. Its meat is an expensive and rare delicacy. In 100 g of the product there are 16 g of protein and 3.6 g of fat. It has no carbohydrate, which makes the product dietary. Its white meat with a specific spicy flavour contains a lot of useful nutrients, polyunsaturated and Omega-3 acids, positively affecting an organism.