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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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Factors influencing planktonic, post-settlement dispersal of early juvenile blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun).
To characterize the morphology of first-stage blue crab zoeae, 21 gravid adult female blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. 1896) were captured via trawling in the summers of 2016 and 2017 in the down-bay portion of Delaware Bay (n = 6 in 2016, n = 15 in 2017).
Comparison of low salinity tolerance in Callinectes sapidus Rathbun and Callinectes similis Williams postlarvae upon entry into an estuary.
The occurrence, distrubtion and attachement of the pedunculate barnacle Octolasmis mulleri (Coker) on the gills of crabs, particularly the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. Biol.
Width/length-weight and relationships of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1986) population living in Camlik Lagoon Lake (Yumurtalik).
Erdem, "Comparison of Meat Composition and Yield of Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus RATHBUN, 1896) and Sand Crab (Portunus pelagicus LINNE, 1758) Caught in Iskenderun Bay, North-East Mediterranean," Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, vol.
Blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) are subject to a significant commercial fishery on the coast of Texas, harvested at a rate surpassed only by shrimp and oysters (in total organisms landed) (Sutton & Wagner 2007).
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).