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Blue Swimmer Crab (Portunus Pelagicus)


The blue swimmer crab (Portunus pelagicus) is a white-spotted blue crab with flat, disc-shaped hind legs, long chelipeds and nine horns along their carapace. These crabs can be found in the ocean living in estuaries, inshore or at the embayment of marine waters. Indonesia, being the largest archipelago in the world, is rich in such habitats and has earned the name “heaven for the blueys”. The blue swimmer crab is an omnivore, and its typical lifespan is between three to four years. They are voracious predators that hunt molluscs, small fish, worms, bivalves and small crustaceans. To a certain extent, they also feed on seagrass and macro algae. 

It is no secret that the blue swimmer crab is a dinner table favourite. People seem to love their natural sweet and clean succulent flavours. They are irreplaceable even to the likes of the red swimmer crab (Portunus hanii). Apart from its scrumptious taste, blue swimmer crab meat is also enriched with long chain omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, riboflavin, copper and phosphorus. These nutrients can be beneficial for our red blood cell production, bone and teeth solidity, natural immunity and metabolism. 

Apart from the scrumptious taste, they are also enriched with long chain omega-3 fatty acid, selenium, riboflavin, copper, and phosphorus, as well as other nutritions. Whenever you want to boost up your red blood cells production, bones and teeth solidity, immune system, nerves system, kidney function, heart muscles, metabolism system, skin, and eyes, our crab meat may provide those benefits.