swimming crab


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Noun1.Swimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimmingswimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
family Portunidae, Portunidae - swimming crabs
English lady crab, Portunus puber - crab of the English coasts
American lady crab, calico crab, lady crab, Ovalipes ocellatus - brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United States
Callinectes sapidus, blue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
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Whether whales feed on them I do not know; but terns, cormorants, and immense herds of great unwieldy seals derive, on some parts of the coast, their chief sustenance from these swimming crabs.
The crablets were hatched in the blue swimming crab facility in Sinandigan.
Indigenous Lactobacillus plantarum as probiotic for larviculture of blue swimming crab.
Some observations on the epizoic barnacle Octolasmis angulatawithin the branchial chambers of an Australian swimming crab.
The menu serves such delights as steamed Menai mussels, chilli, coconut and coriander cream with rye bread, pan seared seabass, blue swimming crab and Morecambe shrimp risotto, cavolo nero or caper butter corn fed chicken breast stuffed with smoked Caerphilly cheese wrapped in Carmarthen ham for mains.
Reproductive behavior of the swimming crab Arenaeus cribrarius (Lamarck, 1818) (Crustacea, Brachyura, Portunidae) in captivity.
At the moment, it is the largest catcher and processor of salted jellyfish and blue swimming crab offering seafood products "from the source to the plate".
Carluccio's boasts that this menu, available until January 8, is packed with the finest ingredients and features Italian speciality dishes including saltimbocca di pollo, and a Sicilian seafood linguine with blue swimming crab, prawns, mussels and clams in a rich tomato sauce.
A full-length cDNA encoding HMGR in the swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus) was previously cloned, and the most abundant transcripts were detected in the MO (Qiu et al.
Two local crustaceans white jinga shrimp (Gadus morhua) maximum length of 15 cm and blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagius) 20 cm long male and 15 cm female were collected from Arabian Sea, Karachi coastal area and used to extract chitin.
Which was why I was so thrilled when I came across a tin of Pier 717 blue swimming crab meat (alimasag) during a work session with baker and businessman Johnlu Koa.