Green crab


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(Zool.) an edible, shore crab (Carcinus menas) of Europe and America; - in New England locally named joe-rocker.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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She could understand it--understand the green crabs with white- bleached claws that scuttled before her and which she could see pasturing on green-weeded rocks when the tide was low.
So it is not surprising that introduced species such as Mytilus galloprovincialis and the western Atlantic populations of the European green crab have planted themselves so firmly on our shores that most ecologists accept them, without concern, as a naturalized part of the biota.
Over the past century, the European green crab (Carcinus maenas) (Portunidae) has become one of the most successful invasive predators in U.S.
Basic statistical values related to the biometric measurements belonging to Mediterranean green crab are given in Table I.
Three intertidal organisms whose activity patterns have been scrutinized in detail are the green crab (Carcinus maenas, Naylor, 1958), mole crab (Emerita talpoida, Forward et al., 2005), and fiddler crab (Uca spp., Bennett et al., 1957: Barnwell, 1966).
The huge, 23.55-pound rocky-bottom-loving blackfish was apparently caught on its favorite food - green crab.
ABSTRACT Although the European green crab Carcinus maenas has persisted in Oregon and Washington coastal estuaries, and thrived in the inlets of the west coast of British Columbia since 1998, populations of this species had not established themselves in the inner Salish Sea, between southern Vancouver Island, the mainland, and Puget Sound.
Like Limulus (Chabot et al., 2007), Carcinus maenas, the green crab, expresses very clear tidal rhythms (Naylor, 1958), with maximum activity at high tide.
He had found the molted shell of a male European green crab (Carcinus maenas).
Average annual and wintertime seawater temperatures in the Gulf of Maine have risen gradually during the past two decades, and this has been accompanied by increases in clam predators such as the invasive European green crab, Carcinus maenas.
[Na.sup.+],[K.sup.+]-ATPase activity in gills of the green crab Carcinus maenas may be modulated by membrane trafficking during salinity change.
And just last year, the European green crab found its way to the bay, Nobody is sure whether this voracious predator will help control the Asian clam invasion or damage the local shellfishing industry, according to Moyle.