land crab


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land crab

n.
Any of various terrestrial crabs of the family Gecarcinidae of tropical regions, having a large squarish body.

land crab

n
(Animals) any of various crabs, esp of the tropical family Gecarcinidae, that are adapted to a partly terrestrial life
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Bernardo Alciso, 54, a local land crab hunter, said the ongoing decline poses a serious threat not just on his livelihood, but the island's delicate ecosystem.
Population structure of the land crab Johngarthia lagostoma on Ascension Island.
Other tropical land crab species show similar behavior, Gyory learned: Adults mate in the rainy season and migrate to the sea, where females deposit millions of fertilized eggs in the water over the course of a few weeks.
They will also enjoy the young heroes' humorous attempts to ride a giant land crab through dangerous mountain tunnels--especially since said crab has the tractability and compliance of a haughty camel:
Argentinian Land Crab (Arca) was on the midfield menu again - which is some sign of desperation - and Johnno was square pegged on the right wing.
The little cryptic mangrove rivulus (killifish) lives in giant land crab burrows.
HERMIE the Ecuadorian hermit land crab is in need of a bigger shell - but he'd better make it snappy.
Larval loss and spawning behavior in the land crab Gecarcinus lateralis (Freminville).
A Jamaican Great Land Crab was discovered at Manchester Airport, UK last week in a passenger's hand luggage.
I immediately recognized it as the water- filled burrow of a land crab.

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