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.
Kampot Fisheries Administration Cantonment reported 63 HHs of the CFi have fish and swimming crab fishing as their primary occupation.
A sampling of specific topics: two new species of ectoparasitic isopods from mysids in Japan; bait improvement for swimming crab trap fisheries; the potential value of gastric mills for ageing crustaceans; fisheries management of the snow crab; and sexual selection in crayfish.
The council members collectively fund nearly half a million dollars in blue swimming crab sustainability work annually and have received three grants from the World Bank's Allfish program.
For the true regional food connoisseurs, thick, soft 7-ounce Phillips(TM) Crab Pretzels return, spread with Phillips' creamy blend of blue swimming crab claw meat, cream cheese, hot sauce and seafood seasoning, generously topped with a blend of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese for a new twist on a stadium standard.
For his first dish of the day Dave has chosen a classic American Blue Swimming Crab, Clam and Sweetcorn Chowder.
He needed only two casts with a velvet swimming crab bait to catch a personal best of 8lb 6oz for a 92 per cent score.
We use wild blue swimming crab that we hand-pick from the waters of Indonesia.
Jade Nicholson fished the White Horse and had a total of 17lb of fish ( there are rumours of a cod of 15lb 2oz being taken at Hartley on velvet swimming crab.
Other reported changes included increasing numbers of fish such as red mullet, John Dory, velvet swimming crab, and octopus.
The recipe uses only 100% blue swimming crab which is blended with other select ingredients to deliver an authentic taste.