Green crab


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(Zool.) an edible, shore crab (Carcinus menas) of Europe and America; - in New England locally named joe-rocker.

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She could understand it--understand the green crabs with white- bleached claws that scuttled before her and which she could see pasturing on green-weeded rocks when the tide was low.
Potential effects of a non-indigenous predator in its expanded range: assessing green crab, Carcinus maenas, prey preference in a productive coastal area of Atlantic Canada.
And just last year, the European green crab found its way to the bay, Nobody is sure whether this voracious predator will help control the Asian clam invasion or damage the local shellfishing industry, according to Moyle.
Originally from Europe, the green crab (Carcinus maenas) successfully invaded the east coast of North America during the 19th century (Audet et al.
The European green crab gobbled up two species of native shellfish, says Edwin D.
Throughout the northern part of its American range, Hemigrapsus sanguineus coexists with a previously established bio-invader, the European green crab Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758).
ABSTRACT Claw morphology and prey consumption rates of two estuarine crab species were compared: the introduced European green crab, Carcinus maenas, and the native Dungeness crab, Cancer magister.
He had found the molted shell of a male European green crab (Carcinus maenas).
The Asian shore crab Hcmigrapsus sanguineus (de Haan, 1853) is a nonindigenous crab that has replaced the European green crab Carcinus maenas as the principal invasive crab in many intertidal habitats on the east coast of the United States.
In marine coastal and estuarine environments, the European green crab (Carcinus maenus L.
ABSTRACT Various biological characteristics of the exotic green crab (Carcinus maenas) were studied in 2000 and 2001 to describe its population structure and reproductive strategy off the coast of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada.
flat rotations); (6) applying tree brush or snow-fencing to intertidal areas to encourage juvenile clams settlement; (7) applying wire fencing or plastic netting to deter green crab predation and encourage juvenile clam settlement; (8) assessing stock volume and size frequency distributions (i.