Definition of green crab in English:

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green crab

(also European green crab)


A name for the common shore crab in its capacity as an invasive species in the US.
Example sentences
  • The nonindigenous green crabs are the largest common intertidal predators.
  • The European green crab, Carcinus maenas, and the Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, are two introduced crab species that co-occur in the rocky intertidal zone of New England.
  • European green crabs in their natural habitat are smaller than those in invaded habitat.

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Syllabification: green crab

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