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Yellow-line Arrow Crab
2008-05-05 22:48:56

The Yellow-line Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis), is a saltwater invertebrate that resembles a harvestman (daddy long-legs). It may be found in the wild on the tropical and subtropical Atlantic coasts of the Americas. This crab may grow to a length of about 6 inches. The crab's eight spiderlike walking legs may be three times as long as its body. The body is composed of many colors. It...

Japanese Spider Crab
2008-05-05 22:46:13

The Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi), is the largest living arthropod. Fully grown, the Japanese Spider Crab can reach a leg span of almost 13 ft, a body size of up to 15 inches and a weight of up to 44 pounds. It is believed to have a life expectancy of up to 100 years. The crab's natural habitat is on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean (some 1000 to 1300 feet deep) around Japan....

Portly Spider Crab
2008-05-05 22:39:45

The Portly Spider Crab (Libinia emarginata), is a species of crab found in estuarine habitats on the coast of North America from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. For amateur fishermen they are generally not considered edible, as opposed to the blue crab which is often found in the same waters. This crab grows to about 4 inches across its back, which is spiny and often covered with a...

Bairdi Crab
2008-05-05 22:38:10

The Bairdi Crab or Tanner Crab (Chionoecetes bairdi), is a species of crab found in the Bering Sea. It is closely related to the Opilio Crab, which also is found in the Bering Sea. Their appearance is similar, and Opilio and Bairdi can be difficult for a person not familiar with the two species to distinguish. Bairdi Crab were largely fished from 1996 to 2006. Restrictions were put in place...

Great Spider Crab
2008-05-04 22:54:32

The Great Spider Crab (Hyas araneus), is a species of crab found in Atlantic waters and the North Sea, usually below the tidal zone. It was reported around the Antarctic Peninsula in 2003. This was most likely due to transportation by human agency. Photo Copyright and Credit

Portly Spider Crab
2008-05-04 22:52:22

The Portly Spider Crab (Libinia emarginata), is a species of crab found in estuarine habitats on the east coast of North America from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. This crab grows to about 4 inches across its back, which is spiny and often covered with a "garden" of sponge and seaweed. The carapace is shiny, covered with short hairs, and its color varies from brown to a dull yellow. The...

European Spider Crab
2008-05-02 01:08:28

The European Spider Crab (Maja squinado), also known as the Spiny Spider Crab, is a species of migratory crab found in the north-east Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. This species migrates usually in autumn, an some crabs may cover more than 100 miles in eight months. It feeds on a great variety of organisms, with seaweeds and mollusks dominating in winter, and echinoderms such as sea...

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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