purple shore crab

noun

Definition of purple shore crab

: a shore crab (Hemigrapsus nudus) of the Pacific coast with variable markings of yellowish green, reddish brown, or especially purple and red-spotted chelae

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“Purple shore crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purple%20shore%20crab. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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