Definition of swimming crab in English:

swimming crab

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noun

  • A coastal crab which has paddle-like rear legs for swimming.
    • Family Portunidae: many species, including the velvet swimming crab (Macropipus puber)
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    • The shelves and fissures which bisect these rocks are home to edible crabs, velvet swimming crabs, prawns, squat lobsters and the occasional large common lobster.
    • We found ten different species of nudibranch, as well as sea spiders, edible crabs, swimming crabs and sea hares.
    • Common lobsters, edible crabs, velvet swimming crabs, shore crabs and hermit crabs were common.

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