shore crab

noun

: any of numerous crabs living between the tidemarks: such as
b
: a spider crab of the genus Libinia common along the eastern coast of the U.S.
c
: any of several grapsoid crabs of the western coast of North America
usually used with a qualifying term
see purple shore crab, striped shore crab, yellow shore crab
d
: a common South Australian grapsoid crab (Leptograpsus variegatus)

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“Shore crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shore%20crab. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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