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spider crab

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Definition of spider crab in English:

noun

A crab with long thin legs and a compact pear-shaped body, which is camouflaged in some kinds by attached sponges and seaweed.
  • Majidae and other families, order Decapoda: Macropodia and other genera
Example sentences
  • Another sea creature which needs friends to survive is the small spider crab which finds camouflage in the canopy of living sponges.
  • A spider crab picks its way carefully over a reef covered with sponges and invertebrates.
  • We particularly enjoyed the swim-throughs, an encounter with a large spider crab and a friendly moray.

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