swimming crab

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Noun1.Swimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimmingswimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
family Portunidae, Portunidae - swimming crabs
English lady crab, Portunus puber - crab of the English coasts
American lady crab, calico crab, lady crab, Ovalipes ocellatus - brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United States
Callinectes sapidus, blue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
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Whether whales feed on them I do not know; but terns, cormorants, and immense herds of great unwieldy seals derive, on some parts of the coast, their chief sustenance from these swimming crabs.
Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) is portunid crab belonging to family Portunidae and this group of family and commonly known as blue swimming crabs (Stephenson, 1972; Carpenter et al.
Monthly values of (A) mean weights of vas deferens, (B) mean number of sperm, and (C) mean concentration of sperm of male swimming crabs during the mating season (July-November).
All around our coasts, Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers will be sharing their knowledge, so whether you want to find out more about minke whales or molluscs, velvet swimming crabs or strawberry anemones, breadcrumb sponges or butterfish, and seals or sea birds, you can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the sea and learn more about its riches.
Observation on the ecology and distribution of swimming crabs of the genus Callinectes (Decapoda: Brachyura: Portunidae) in the Gulf of California, Mexico.
Signature items include whole salt-baked salmon, an impressive 'fish boat' loaded with red snapper, hammour fish, kingfish, Sultan Ibrahim, sea bass, fresh shrimp, Omani prawns and lobster, green mussels, blue swimming crabs, salmon and clams, not to mention hammour Sayadia and the seafood tagine and Seafood Tikka Salad.
These swimming crabs must be big, each piece of meat weighing a minimum of 9 grams.
I started with six fresh oysters perked up with green Tabasco and lemon juice, followed by steamed blue swimming crabs (alimasag) and a dozen kinds of tapas.
The export of blue swimming crabs began in the mid-1990s due to increased demand from overseas, especially from importers in the United States of America.
The idea is a noble one: to give a helping hand to the plants and creatures which inhabit the seabed, from snakelocks anemones and gooseberry sea squirts to velvet swimming crabs.
From the sustainable harvesting of wild Asian swimming crabs by residents of a model fisheries community in Bang Phat village, Phang Nga province, to cobia sea cage farming at Laem Hin in Phuket, Thailand's Department of Fisheries (DOF) is on the job to help safeguard the environment as well as preserve and create jobs.