Brown Crab

Alternate Name

Edible Crab

Irish Name

Portán Dearg

Latin Name

Cancer pagurus

Environment

Benthic

Importance

Commercial

Depth(m)

0-100

Importance

25

Product Details:

Brown Crab, also known as Cancer Pagurus, is a strong edible crab with a brown-reddish colour. Our crabs are stored and transported safely to ensure the product arrives in exceptional condition without any stress.

Brown crabs can outlive humans as some of them make it to over 100 years! They are a nocturnal species and they don’t sleep much as they need to stay alert to the threats of the Atlantic. The crab hunts other shellfish at night and also feeds on dead sea organisms. During the day it finds a comfortable hiding spot.
Brown crab is full of nutrients such as protein, selenium and B12.