Entry from US English dictionary
A crab that lives on or burrows in sand, especially one related to fiddler and ghost crabs.
- Genus Uca, family Ocypodidae.
- The acanthocephalan worm normally completes its life cycle when the sand crab is eaten by a shorebird.
- Taking a Quaker stewardship view of nature, Douglas loved creatures of the wild, from the low-slung sand crab to the stilted seabird.
- Professional and recreational fishermen and crabbers are the worst offenders, attracted to the large fish and sand crab populations found in the area.
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Syllabification: sand crab
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