shore crab


Definition of shore crab 

: any of numerous crabs living between the tidemarks: such as

a : green crab

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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