THE BLUE CRAB, CHRONICLE OF AN INVASION
A real nuisance
The Callinectes sapidus has a blue carapace ringed with slightly orange spines and pincers powerful enough to break oysters.
This crab of American origin is now spreading all over the Mediterranean, ravaging the local crustacean and mollusk population and affecting the fish stocks.
From France to Sicily and from Tunisia to Catalunya, this invader has dramatically disturbed the local ecosystems with sometimes surprising consequences.