There are also many different species of crab. In the United States, we have just a few, but they all have very sweet, pale white flesh. Among them are blue, king, snow, Dungeness, and stone crab; some are available live only locally, while others are shipped live nationally or sold frozen. Soft-shell crabs are simply blue crabs, usually from the Chesapeake Bay area, that are in the process of growing a new shell, a normal activity of the crab.
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