Blue swimming crab (portunus pelagicus) is a white-spotted blue crab with flat, disc-shaped hind legs, long chelipeds, and nine-spikes of horns along carapace. It is found in ocean living in estuaries, inshore and embayment marine water. As the largest archipelago country in the world, Indonesia is blesed with many estuaries, inshore and embayment marine water. Therefore, Indonesia is the heaven for “blueys”as they are called from the west to the east.
The crabs’ life span reaches up to three years, but eligible for consumption at 10 months of age with a minimun 10 centimeters of carapace diameter size.
Moreover, they are voracious predator hunting for molluscas, small fish, worms, bivalves, and even small crustaceans. As omnivores, they also feed on seagrass and macro algae to a certain extent. Perhaps with such rich diets, they become dinner table favorite due to their natural sweet and clean succulent flavor. They are still irreplacable even to the likes of red swimming crab (portunus hanii).
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.