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swimming crab Syllabification: swim·ming crab

Definition of swimming crab in English:


A coastal crab that has paddlelike rear legs for swimming.
  • Family Portunidae: many species, including the velvet swimming crab (Macropipus puber)
Example sentences
  • 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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