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snow crab

n.
Any of several edible spider crabs of the genus Chionoecetes of the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, especially C. opilio.

[Probably from the fact that they live in northern seas and are typically fished in winter .]
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snow crab

n
(Animals) Canadian an edible crab with long thin legs found off the coasts of Eastern Canada
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snow′ crab`


n.
an edible spider crab of the N Pacific, Chionoecetes opilio, commercially important as a seafood product.
[1955–60]
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Growth and maturation of the benthic stages of male snow crab, Chionoecetes opillo (Brachyura: Majidae).
Using reflex action mortality predictors (RAMP) to evaluate if trawl gear modifications reduce the unobserved mortality of Tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi) and snow crab (C.
These fisheries include the crab fisheries (which target red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus; blue king crab, Paralithodes platypus; golden king crab, Lithodes aequispinus; opilio crab, Chionoecetes opilio; and Tanner crab, Chionoecetes bairdi), the rockfish fishery (which catches mainly rougheye, Sebastes aleutianus; short-raker, Sebastes borealis; and thorny-head, Sebastolobus alascanus), the non-pollock trawl catcher-processor fleet (which targets mainly Pacific cod, Gadus microcephalus; yellowfin sole, Limanda aspera; flathead sole, Hippoglossoides elassodon; rock sole, Lepidopsetta bilineata; and Atka mackerel, Pleurogrammus monopterygius), and many other fisheries which remain in legacy management.
Chitosan was prepared from chitin of red crabs (Chionoecetes japonicus) by treating with NaOH.
reported the changes in the sensory and physicochemical properties of a fish-paste containing red snow crab (Chionoecetes japonicus) leg-meat powder [90].
Thibault, "Evidence of antibacterial activities in peptide fractions originating from snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) by-products," Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, vol.
Non-game fishes receive little attention in British Columbia compared to those in commercial or recreational fisheries, but between 1999 and 2006, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans performed deep-water sampling to determine the viability of a Tanner Crab (Chionoecetes tanneri) fishery, and fish specimens collected during this multi-year survey were preserved in the Royal British Columbia Museum (RBCM) research collection.
(1988, 1993) showed that in Chionoecetes opilio (Fabricius, 1788), spermatophore dehiscence occurs through uptake of water when the spermatophore is exposed to seawater.