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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 .]

snow crab

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

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n.
an edible spider crab of the N Pacific, Chionoecetes opilio, commercially important as a seafood product.
[1955–60]
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Abdomen allometry, ovary development, and growth of female snow crab Chionoecetes opilio in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (Brachyura, Majidae).
ABSTRACT To better understand the factors influencing larval dispersal and settlement of the snow crab Chionoecetes opilio in its natural habitats, we tested the effects of salinities ranging from 18 to 38 and 20-38 on the survival and developmental duration of snow crab larvae in the zoeal and megalopal stages, respectively.
Abstract--The effects of commercial fishing with crab pots on the physical condition of the snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) and southern Tanner crab (C.
Bryce's product offerings have been primarily whitefish species, farm raised Atlantic salmon and snow crab. Nippon Suisan USA, a subsidiary of Japan's Nippon Suisan Kaisha founded in 1974, already owned Gorton's of Gloucester, Unisea, Alaska Ocean, King & Prince and Fishking.
As well as making own-label products for retailers, the Seafood Company produces under its own brands, the most recent introductions being Anchor Prawn and Scallop Selection and Gourmet Snow Crab. Other brand products include Oriental Prawn Selection, Oriental King Prawn Rolls, Freshly Cooked Tiger Prawns, Dressed Lobster, Shellfish Platters and Dressed Crabs.
ABSTRACT To understand more fully the larval dispersal and settlement of the snow crab Chionoecetes opilio in natural habitats, we tested the effects of temperatures ranging from ~1-20[degrees]C and ~1-18[degrees]C on the survival and developmental period of snow crab larvae in the zoeal and megalopal stages, respectively, through laboratory experiments.
In this study, the mortality rates for 3 species of commercially important crabs--red king crab, (Paralithodes camtschaticus), snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) and southern Tanner crab (C.
Prawn and salmon starter combines creamy salmon mousse with prawns in a cocktail sauce, which is sold in two 110g pots, while Snow crab with ginger and chilli mousse blends crab meat and mayonnaise with ginger and chili, in l10g pots.
ABSTRACT Both red snow crab (Chionoecetes japonicus Rathbun, 1932) and snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio Fabricius, 1788) are commercially important species in Korea.