blue crab

(redirected from Callinectes sapidus Rathbun)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

blue crab

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

blue′ crab′


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
References in periodicals archive ?
The occurrence, distrubtion and attachement of the pedunculate barnacle Octolasmis mulleri (Coker) on the gills of crabs, particularly the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun.
The larval development of Callinectes sapidus Rathbun reared in the laboratory.
2005) studied the migratory behavior of female Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 in Chesapeake Bay, and observed that newly mated females remained in estuaries during the summer, migrated to the bay in early autumn, and spawned in areas with higher salinity.
9:30 THE USE OF HEART RATE IN CALLINECTES SAPIDUS RATHBUN AS AN INDICATOR OF ECOSYSTEM HEALTH: A GLOBAL HEART BEAT PROGRAM INITIATIVE
The effects of prey size, predator size, and sediment composition on the rate of predation of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, on the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria (Linne).
Differential growth and moulting characteristics of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun.
Adult male intermolt blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun 1896, were obtained from local fishermen in East Point, Florida, packed in wet burlap, and placed in 45-1 coolers and transported to Auburn University.
Life history and abundance of blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.
An application of the allometry equation to the study of growth in Callinectes sapidus Rathbun.