“Seko-Gani” Snow Crab Female
Snow crab female is very smaller than the male, so each called a different name.
Snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) female is called the different name from the male, and additionally they have a various name according to region.
Zuwai-Gani, Matsuba-Gani, Echizen-Gani
Taiza-Gani, Tsuiyama-Gani, Kano-Gani
Seko-Gani, Seiko, Koppe-Gani, Kobako-Gani
It would be evidence that have been loved for a long time.
Snow crab fishery right now is open season.
The Season of female is shorter than the male for spawning protection.
<Open time of this season>
♂ from November 6, 2015 to 20 March 20, 2016
* if immediately after molting January 20 to February 29
♀ from November 6, 2015 to December 31, 2015
– fertilized egg : called “Sotoko” in Japanese, 外子 literally “outside child”
– unfertilized egg : called “Uchiko” in Japanese, 内子 literally “inside child”
A few days until the end of the ban period, enjoy the taste of snow crab female.
is a snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) male. 楚蟹（ずわいがに） literally “slender crab”
It is known as “Matsuba-gani” 松葉ガニ（まつばがに）, “Echizen-Gani” 越前がに（えちぜんがに）, “Taiza-Gani” 間人ガニ（たいざがに）, “Tsuiyama-Gani” 津居山ガニ （ついやまがに）, “Kano-Gani” 加能ガニ（かのうがに）.
is a snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) female. せこがに
It is known as “Koppe-Gani” こっぺがに, “Kobako-Gani” 香箱がに（こうばこがに）, “Oya-Gani” 親がに（おやがに）, “Haha-Gani” 母がに （ははがに）.