shore crab


: any of numerous crabs living between the tidemarks: such as
: a spider crab of the genus Libinia common along the eastern coast of the U.S.
: 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
: a common South Australian grapsoid crab (Leptograpsus variegatus)

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“Shore crab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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