Crestal Crab

Live Australia Crystal Crab ~ also known as ‘Snow Crab’, one of the most sought-after crustaceans in the world, found along a thin trench of water, 80 km off the coast of Western Australia, and reside at deep sea depths of up to 1,220m. Crystal crab is a large crab with firm, sweet meat, often pale white in color and can weigh over two kilograms at the largest size. The crab is primarily sold, more than 95 per cent, into the Chinese markets and it’s a popular dish in China and used frequently in the banquets.

Crystal Crabs are usually steamed or boiled and served relatively unadorned to allow the meat to be fully appreciated. They may be made into a salad or seafood cocktail, or served as a standalone feature with sauces or other accompaniments.

Our Live Australia Crystal Crab come in the following sizes, order it today!

Live Australia Crystal Crab ~ It is low in both fat and calories, as well as cholesterol and carbohydrates. Rich in vitamins and minerals, crab meat also contains Omega-3 polyunsaturated acids. It helps to provide protection from heart disease and aid brain development. Crab meat is particularly rich in Selenium which plays a key role in the human’s antioxidant defense system, preventing damage to cells and tissues. Selenium also plays an important role in the function of the immune system, in thyroid hormone metabolism and synthesis in reproduction.

Crystal crab (Chaceon albus), otherwise commonly known in Australia as Snow Crab, is a unique species of crab endemic to Western Australia. It is widely regarded as one of the best tasting, crabs in the world and indeed many chefs call it the best. The thin shell, sweet meat, unique look, and substantial size make it attractive for chefs and diners alike. One of the features of this species of crab is that it remains white after cooking unlike most crabs and lobster. The vast majority of crystal crab is caught in the West Coast Deep Sea Crustacean Fishery which covers most of the West Australian coast. The bulk of the catch is harvested between Geraldton and Exmouth and on the edge of the continental shelf up to 1km deep. The fishery was MSC certified in 2016 and has retained this independent sustainability credential through yearly audits ever since.

Four Reasons to buy Crystal Crab


Crystal Crab has a firm textured, succulent white flesh with a distinctive sweet taste. In fact the Australian crystal crab is considered the best tasting crab of all crab species around the world.  Crystal crab is very adaptable for many western and eastern cuisine presentations.


Crystal crabs are processed to exacting standards without the use of chemicals. We process to Australian (AQIS) and US (FDA/HACCP) and EU processing requirements. Caught wild in Western Australia’s unpolluted pristine deep waters with crabbing pots. The crabs are held in on board fishing boat tanks until they are graded and held in our tanks maintaining their intact appearance.
The meat recovery is around 50% mainly in the legs and claws.


The survival ability of the crystal crab is very high allowing them to be exported all over the world. The industry is well regulated to ensure the sustainability of the Australian crystal crab species. The crab is caught all year round so continuity of supply is guaranteed.


Southern Trading has been in business for over 15 years supplying quality Australian seafood throughout the world to meet the discerning requirements of the 5 star food service sector. We pride our reputation on delivering quality product and service to our customers.

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