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land crab

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Definition of land crab in English:

noun

A crab that lives in burrows inland and migrates in large numbers to the sea to breed.
  • Family Gecarcinidae: Cardisoma and other genera
Example sentences
  • The woods around the fort buildings are a good place to spot several kinds of land crab, and migrant bird species nest in the nearby marsh.
  • However, there are also swimming crabs and land crabs, and the range of sizes and configurations is huge.
  • This phenomenon has been particularly thoroughly studied in land crabs, which often occur in habitats containing both seawater and freshwater.

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