Not even close. Today's Parade magazine had this little treat highlighted with a food article:
To Clean Soft-Shell Crabs:
Leave the legs and claws on. Lay the crab flat on its stomach. Make a cut just below the eyes and, using scissors, remove the face. Lift the shell to remove the spongy gills and innards. Turn the crab over and cut off the tail flap or "apron." What is left is edible. Rinse and pat dry. Proceed with recipe.