All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Female Atlantic Blue Crab</strong> - a "Sally" or "Sook"
<em>Callinectes sapidus</em>
Female Atlantic Blue Crabs are more "dainty" and they have red tips on their claws like fingernail polish! The immature females are called a "She-crab" or a...
Female Atlantic Blue Crab - a "Sally" or "Sook"
Callinectes sapidus
Female Atlantic Blue Crabs are more "dainty" and they have red tips on their claws like fingernail polish! The immature females are called a "She-crab" or a "Sally" and the mature females are called a "Sook". It is possible to identify them by looking at the pattern on the lower part of the shell called the apron, the female has a wide center section to accomodate her eggs. I didn't catch this one to look at her underparts, so I don't know which she is. Maybe she was why the two males were fighting! :)

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