kelp crab

noun

Definition of kelp crab 

: any of several spider crabs common among algae and eelgrass along the Pacific coast of North America: such as

a : the common kelp crab (Pugettia producta synonym Epialtus productus)

b : graceful kelp crab

c : sheep crab

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