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sand crab Syllabification: sand crab

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of sand crab in English:


A crab that lives on or burrows in sand, especially one related to fiddler and ghost crabs.
  • Genus Uca, family Ocypodidae
Example sentences
  • 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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