Sitka crab


Definition of Sitka crab

: a small anomuran crustacean (Cryptolithodes sitchensis) that resembles a crab with a domed carapace bright red in the male, rosy gray in the female and lives among rocks near the tide line from Alaska to California

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“Sitka crab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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