yellow shore crab

noun

Definition of yellow shore crab

: a shore crab (Hemigrapsus oregonensis) of the Pacific coast that generally resembles the purple shore crab but is yellow or gray often with purplish brown or black spots, lacks red on the chelae, and has notably hairy legs

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“Yellow shore crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow%20shore%20crab. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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