Characteristics of the crab

Faroles the Enlightened

  • Common name: Crab
  • Scientific name: Nécora Puber
  • Gender: Male
  • Origin: Galician
  • Residence: The Galician Rías Baixas
  • Occupation: The Mischief of the Kingdom.
  • Relationships: Does not maintain such things.
  • Other relationships: He is a friend of the Pulparindo


  • Height: Between 7 cm and 12 cm
  • Weight: Between 70 g and 300 g
  • Objects that accompany the character: Between 70 and 300 gr.

Nutritional values

  • Energy (in kilocalories): 124 Kcal
  • Fats (in grams):0 g
  • Protein (in grams):5 g
  • Vitamins: Vitamin A, B3, B9, B12, E
  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc

History and presentation

Hello, I am Lanterns the Enlightened, the most mischievous of the estuary, although it did not seem so.

I am a Nécora, or as scientists call me, Nécora Puber.

I’m a brachial crustacean, which means I have a flat stomach.

I live near the coast among the rocks, stones and cracks, even on muddy bottoms.

I live up to depths of no more than 70 metres. I am a territorial animal that does not like intruders.

I feed on algae, dead fish and other smaller animals.

I have very fine and exquisite meat that can be enjoyed in different textures and flavours, from the flesh inside my legs to the intensity of my body’s taste.

I am a high-protein food with a high biological value and a high intake of Omega 3 fatty acids. The vitamins I provide translate into antioxidants that delay cellular ageing and prevent the appearance of cancer. I should always be part of a healthy and balanced diet.

I wanted to be the assistant of Chef Cocinillas but I became the naughty one in the Ría; because if there is someone who knows about each of the seafood and the flavour found in the Rías Bajas, it is him, who has taught me, for example, that I can find that intense flavour of sea in barnacles or sea urchins, and that shrimps, crayfish, spider crabs, lobsters or lobsters are ingredients that are already part of the exclusivity of Spanish gastronomy and of the whole world.

I feel nervous and expectant because the Festival of Flavours of the Sea will be my litmus test to show the King and the Cocinillas that I can become a great chef and not just a naughty assistant. That’s why I’ve taken the liberty of improving the recipe for the Seafood Salpicon that we’ll be offering at the Royal Reception.

It will be a real gastronomic experience.

Buy Crab Online

One of the most exotic seafoods that we find on the coast of Galicia is the crab. This seafood is very similar to a crab but has larger dimensions that make it a great product to buy online.

It is a seafood that has an excellent taste. Many people usually order it in different restaurants. When it comes to surprising your guests, this living thing can be a great option as a main dish.

Most people usually serve the cooked crab with different accompaniments. Among them, you can eat some excellent chips accompanied by a rich tartar sauce to get more taste out of the seafood.

This sea animal is an excellent source of minerals such as phosphorus. At the same time, it has a great content of vitamins that make it a great meal. It is an excellent nutritional source that can be delivered right to your home.

Here, you can buy your fresh crab. We make sure that the products you can buy online reach your home in the best possible way. You will be able to enjoy this seafood in your daily meals.

What kind of Nécora to buy?

This seafood has different types that can be eaten. In the Galician coasts we can find different species of this animal that lives in the northwest Atlantic area.

Among the different types of crab, we can find the French one, which also lives on the coast of Great Britain. They tend to have less meat than the Galician ones which are also more tasty.

In turn, we find another type of this species known as the false crab. This one is much smaller than the Galician one and has long legs. It is also different because it is redder than the others.

On the other hand, you can choose between the different sizes that this seafood has. In our site you will be able to buy online the ones that are small, medium and also those that are big

In case you are looking for a delicious dish you can also choose the special ones. These are a species of this seafood that have a greater amount of meat and are more tasty than the others.

A great advantage of the crab is that it is a cheap product in terms of quality. When you buy this seafood, you will be able to enjoy all the flavour of Galician fishing, one of the best on the planet.

If you want to buy other Galician seafood, have a look at our seafood shop.