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What is Jonah Crab?

Missy | Nov 17, 200403:50 PM     6

I ordered some of this at a beachfront place on Tybee Island last week after the kid waiter told me it was similar to stone crab. I never got to taste it though because as soon as he set the claws in front of me I could smell that they were bad. They reeked of ammonia and crab-stink. But they didn't look all that appetizing anyway. They were kind of a gray-green with some hair-like stuff going on in the pincher part.
So what do they taste like when they aren't rotten? Is this one of the trash fish now foisted upon us as fod since we've have sucked all the good stuff out of the ocean?

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