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sand crab

noun
1.
any of several crabs that live on sandy beaches, as the ghost crab or mole crab.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for sand crab

sand crab

noun
1.
(Austral) another name for blue swimmer
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Encyclopedia Article for sand crab

ghost crab

any of approximately 20 species of shore crabs (order Decapoda of the class Crustacea). O. quadratus, the beach crabs noted for their running speed, occur on dry sand above the high-tide mark on the western Atlantic coast from New Jersey to Brazil. The crab, sandy or whitish in colour, has claws of unequal size and rather hairy legs. The back, or carapace, is nearly rectangular in shape and about 3.75-5 cm (about 1.5-2 inches) across. Long stalks support the eyes. The crab lives in burrows sometimes 1 m (3.3 feet) deep. Sand fleas are an important part of the diet.

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