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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Charley," said I, "you are a wicked old fraud, a miserly skinflint, a miserable land crab.
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.
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.
A Jamaican Great Land Crab was discovered at Manchester Airport, UK last week in a passenger's hand luggage.
I've had encounters with giant Goliath beetles, venomous snakes and spiders, hissing cockroaches, crocodiles and even a giant land crab that almost sliced through my finger with its powerful claw.
The red land crab, Gecarcoidea natalis, is unique to Christmas Island, which is located in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia.
Nicknamed, The Land Crab due to its ability to go round corners sideways, it picked up victories in the Danube Rally, Alpine and Moss Tyres National Rally as well as some respectable performances in the Monte Carlo Rally.
This trio also feeds upon the omnivorous Malpelo land crab, which is only found on the island.
Iguanas, land crabs and even icatee turtles have caused problems for planes in the past.

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