Can you identify if a crab's male or female?

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@alecs76 (657)
Philippines
December 21, 2006 5:18am CST
i could. i love she-crab! especially if she got lots of aligue. yummy!=p
9 responses
• United States
23 Feb 07
The underside of the crab has the gender differences. And they resemble 2 famous buildings in Washington, DC. Males have the Washington Monument on their belly Females have the Capitol Building on their belly
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
That's a good one!
@bizgeek (517)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
really? i love crabs too! but i didnt know u can identify it through its aligue :) ginataan d ba?:)
@alecs76 (657)
• Philippines
2 Jan 07
no, i don't identify its with its aligue, it's by the shape of its underside "apron". =) i like my crabs steamed.
• China
23 Jan 08
I can identify them. Look at the navel shape - the male's like a bell and the female's like a mosque.
@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
1 Mar 07
no. they taste the same, but i was sometimes found eeg inside the cels.
@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
I love crabs, and I don't care if it's male or female as long as they're cooked and served steaming in front of me. Ummmm!
@vanezzyi (206)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
my mom said you can recognize the gender of the crab from the triangle at the back. I dont know. I am not sure. i like crabs but only if someone will open them for me. ;)
@kabibe (113)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
yup, i can..and i always pick the she-crab because of the aligue, does anyone else like the bakla?.. because i do. ;)
• Singapore
24 Jan 07
One can identify a male crab from a female by looking at the body of the crabs. A female crab is slightly rounded like a dome and a male is pointed. And yes, a female crab has roe whereas a male crab does not have any.
@UmmZahid (324)
• United States
24 Jan 07
NOW i know every thing reproduces but i never thought of a difference between male and female crabs???? the have different taste?? wow thats amazing ill have to check it out bcuz i love some steamed crab dipped in buttter yummmmmyy