fiddler crab


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fiddler crab

n.
Any of various burrowing crabs of the genus Uca of coastal areas, the male of which has one greatly enlarged claw.

fiddler crab

n
(Animals) any of various burrowing crabs of the genus Uca of American coastal regions, the males of which have one of their anterior pincer-like claws very much enlarged
[C19: referring to the rapid fiddling movement of the enlarged anterior claw of the males, used to attract females]

fid′dler crab`


n.
any small burrowing crab of the genus Uca, characterized by one greatly enlarged claw in the male.
[1700–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiddler crab - burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the malefiddler crab - burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the male
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
genus Uca, Uca - fiddler crabs
Translations
سرطان صَغير
krab bojovný
vinkekrabbe
intõrák
veifukrabbi
krab bojovný
iri kıskaçlı yengeç

fiddler crab

nWinkerkrabbe f

fiddle

(ˈfidl) noun
1. a violin. She played the fiddle.
2. a dishonest business arrangement. He's working a fiddle over his taxes.
verb
1. to play a violin. He fiddled while they danced.
2. (with with) to make restless, aimless movements. Stop fiddling with your pencil!
3. to manage (money, accounts etc) dishonestly. She has been fiddling the accounts for years.
ˈfiddler noun
fiddler crab
a small crab, the male of which has an enlarged claw.
on the fiddle
dishonest. He's always on the fiddle.
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Regulation of neurohormone release in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator: Effects of gammaaminobutyric acid, octopamine, met-enkephalin and beta-endorphin.
Here we present two measurements of the temporal dynamics of photoreceptors in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator: [T.sub.s] and the frequency response.
Data from this laboratory provide the basis for the hypothesis that 5-HT triggers release of GSH in both sexes of the fiddler crab Uca pugilator (Richardson et al., 1991; Sarojini et al., 1993) and in Procambarus clarkii (Kulkarni and Fingerman, 1992; Sarojini et al.
Go with al/O circle hook baited with a fiddler crab, a small bit of fresh shrimp, barnacles, clams, or oysters dropped by seawalls and pilings.
Caption: Food and fun at the Fiddler Crab Festival mid-month.
Caption: Fiddler crab on VMC Spin Shot hook, as theft-proof a presentation as you'll find for the crafty sheepshead.
When targeting redfish with fiddler crabs, simply take a 1/4-ounce leadhead jig and barb the fiddler crab through the bottom and right out the top of its shell.
The mangrove fiddler crab Leptuca cumulanta (Crane, 1943) is a common semi-terrestrial species living in the intertidal zone of tropical and subtropical areas of the western Atlantic (Crane, 1975; Koch et al.
Some think it matches the leg of a fiddler crab, perhaps the best bait for inshore sheepshead.
The priciest Westhampton home sold in April was a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath waterfront home on 1.2 acres at 17 Fiddler Crab Trail that sold for $1.72 million in cash.
Physiologic sexual maturity of the fiddler crab Uca rapax (Smith, 1870) (Crustacea, Ocypodidae) from two mangroves in Ubatuba, Brazil.
Manual declawing of crabs is practiced in many fisheries, including the southern Florida stone crab Menippe mercenari (Ehrhardt 1990), the northeast Atlantic deep-water red crab Chaceon affinis, the southern Iberian fiddler crab Uca tangeri (Oliveira et al.