stone crab

noun
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:
1700–10, Americanism

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stone crab

noun
1. pale flesh with delicate texture and flavor; found in Florida but now very rare 
2. large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida) 
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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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