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stone crab

noun
1.
an edible crab, Menippe mercenaria, of rocky shores from the southern U.S. to Mexico and certain areas of the Caribbean, prized for the meat of its claws.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism
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  • It is unlawful to possess any stone crab body live or dead.
  • There is no minimum recreational size limit for stone crabs or stone crab claws.
  • Other common invertebrates on the bay bottom are the commercial shrimp, lobster, and stone crab.

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