lady crab

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Related to lady crab: Jonah crab, Green crabs
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Noun1.Lady crab - brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United Stateslady crab - brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United States
swimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming
genus Ovalipes, Ovalipes - a genus of Portunidae
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Lady crab (Charybdis japonica), Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis), Dungeness crab (Cancer magister), and red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) are economically important crustacean species in China.
BISLIG LADY CRAB FARMER - One of the interesting attendees of the recent National Mud Crab Congress in Iloilo City was Emma Estrella, operator of Emma's Aquaculture Farm in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur.
The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) (Portunidae), the lady crab (Ovalipes ocellatus) (Portunidae), and the Atlantic rock crab (Cancer irroratus) (Cancridae) are the largest and most common brachyuran crabs inhabiting both estuaries and inner continental shelves of the northeast coast of North America.
The lady crab is most common on sand substrates (Williams, 1984).
Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) and lady crab (Ovalipes ocellatus) dominated the diet of cobia.
The lady crab rather fancied him, particularly as she noticed he walked straight instead of sideways like other crabs.
Lady crabs can carry up to 30,000 tiny eggs under their apron, which looks like a turned-under tail.
I also learned that male crabs have two willies and that lady crabs have two, er, lady things.
Male crabs click and wave them to attract lady crabs and drive away other males.
Look for remnant shells of mole and lady crabs along the high-tide line.
The fishing authorities ban keeping lady crabs in order to preserve the population and any found on board can result in thousands of dollars in fines and even prison.
Deep burial as a refuge for lady crabs Ovalipes ocellatus: comparisons with blue crabs Callinectes sapidus.