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The Dungeness crab, Metacarcinus magister (the naming convention recognized by WoRMS) or Cancer magister (the naming convention recognized by ITIS), is a species of crab that inhabits eelgrass beds and water bottoms on the west coast of North America. It typically grows to 20 cm (7.9 in) across the carapace and is a popular seafood prized for its sweet and tender flesh.

How do you eat the whole Crab?

  1. Remove the claws and legs. Throw away the small legs. ...

  2. Pull back the apron. Flip the cooked crab on its shell. ...

  3. Use your fingers or knife remove the gills on either side of the crab. ...

  4. Remove anything that does not look appetizing. ...

  5. Break the crab in half. ...

  6. Pick out the meat. ...

  7. Open the claws

 

Dungeness Crab