(also European green crab)
Definition of green crab in English:
A name for the common shore crab in its capacity as an invasive species in the US.
- 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.