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blue crab

n.
An edible, bluish swimming crab (Callinectes sapidus) of coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

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n.
an edible crab, Callinectes sapidus, of the North American Atlantic coast, having a green shell and blue legs.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue crab - Atlantic crabblue crab - Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat
Callinectes sapidus, blue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
crabmeat, crab - the edible flesh of any of various crabs
2.blue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North Americablue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
swimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming
Callinectes, genus Callinectes - New World blue crabs
blue crab - Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat
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Abstract.-The null hypothesis that blue crabs which enter typical commercial-style baited traps are random draws from populations with equal sex ratios and physical characteristics was evaluated.
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The intent of the present review is to discuss contemporary understanding of the early life history of blue crabs in the context of a coherent time line of development, starting with courtship and mating of adult crabs, and extending through a number of subsequent steps to the eventual settlement and metamorphosis of larvae in juvenile habitat.
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Blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) support economically valuable and culturally significant recreational and commercial fisheries in the mid-Atlantic (Rhodes et at, 2001; Paolisso, 2007).

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