shore crab


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shore crab

n.
Any of various crabs found along seashores, especially Carcinus maenas, native to Europe and widespread elsewhere.
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The GREEN SHORE CRAB can tolerate temperatures from freezing to over 30C, water salinity from almost fresh to concentrated brine and can survive for up to 10 days out of water in a damp place.
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Scientists claim the green shore crab can breathe in food through its gills so it can find something to eat even when there aren't any other crabs around for it to cannibalize, making it a much more potent enemy to the rest of the creatures in the ocean.
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Spatial and temporal movement of the lined shore crab (Pachygrapsus crassipes) in salt marshes and its utility as an indicator of habitat condition.
The Asian shore crab (Hemigrapsus sanguineus) is an introduced species along the mid-Atlantic and northeast coasts of the United States with a range extending from Maine to North Carolina.
A group of four marine ecology students at the University of Maine at Machias found an Asian shore crab last week while on a field trip to Great Wass Island, in Beals.
On the population biology of the mottled shore crab Pachygrapsus transversus (Gibbes, 1850) (Brachyura, Grapsidae) in a subtropical area.
The Asian shore crab arrived in New Jersey in 1988 and has since spread to New England and North Carolina.