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Meaning of "pea crab" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PEA CRAB

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PEA CRAB

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Pea crab is a noun.
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WHAT DOES PEA CRAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pea crab

Pea crab

The pea crab, Pinnotheres pisum, is a small crab in the family Pinnotheridae that lives as a parasite in oysters, clams, mussels, and other species of bivalves.

Definition of pea crab in the English dictionary

The definition of pea crab in the dictionary is any of various globular soft-bodied crabs of the genus Pinnotheres and related genera that live commensally in the mantles of certain bivalves.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PEA CRAB

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WORDS THAT END LIKE PEA CRAB

Boston crab
catch a crab
common crab
crab
dressed crab
edible crab
fiddler crab
hard-shell crab
hermit crab
horseshoe crab
king crab
land crab
mud crab
oyster crab
robber crab
sand crab
snow crab
soft-shell crab
soldier crab
spider crab
swimming crab

Synonyms and antonyms of pea crab in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «pea crab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PEA CRAB

Find out the translation of pea crab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pea crab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pea crab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

豌豆蟹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cangrejo de guisante
570 millions of speakers

English

pea crab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मटर केकड़ा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البازلاء السلطعون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

горох краб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caranguejo ervilha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মটর কাঁকড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pois crabe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kepiting pea
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erbsenkrabbe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エンドウカニ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

완두콩 게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kepiting kacang polong
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

cua hạt đậu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பட்டாணி நண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाटाणा खेकडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bezelye yengeç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pisello granchio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

groch kraba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

горох краб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mazăre crab
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κάβουρας μπιζέλι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ertjie krap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ärt krabba
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ert krabbe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pea crab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PEA CRAB»

The term «pea crab» is used very little and occupies the 192.303 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pea crab

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PEA CRAB»

Discover the use of pea crab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pea crab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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New Zealand Journal of Zoology
Keywords Brachyura; Pinnotheridae; Pinnotheres novaezelandiae; redescription; lectotype designation; Pinnotheres atrinicola; new taxa; distribution; pea crab hosts. INTRODUCTION Pea crabs are familiar associates of bivalve molluscs.
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A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores: Cape ...
The literal meaning is "living together." Some of the best-known symbiotic associations of crustaceans are with mollusks. The Spotted Pea Crab, for example, lives at the edges of the mantle cavity of pen shells. The Oyster Crab steals food from ...
Eugene H. Kaplan, Roger Tory Peterson, 1999
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Ecology of Australian Temperate Reefs: The Unique South
The pea crab is not 'the guardian' of its host, as Aristotle thought (Bierbaum and Ferson 1986), but is rather a parasite, because the crab steals food from its host and is a cause of chronic stress to it. Pinnotheres hickmani (Plate 52) is the most  ...
Scoresby Shepherd, Graham Edgar, 2013
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Crab: Crustacean, Decapoda, Exoskeleton, Claw, Land Crab, ...
Additionally, many crabs live in freshwater and on land, particularly in tropical regions. Crabs vary in size from the pea crab, a few millimetres wide, to the Japanese spider crab, with a leg span of up to 4 metres (13 ft).
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, 2009
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The Light and Smith Manual: Intertidal Invertebrates from ...
Mussels on the outer coast fairly often harbor large soft-shelled females of the pea crab, Fabia sub- quadrata, which causes damage to the gills (Pearce 1966). Male pea crabs are small and hard-shelled, moving between mussels that contain ...
Sol Felty Light, James T. Carlton, 2007
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Crabs: Portunus, Pinnotheridae, Xanthidae, Pilumnoidea, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books Group, Source: Wikipedia, Books, LLC, 2011
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Between Pacific Tides
Pearce (1966), who studied the life cycle of this pea crab in Puget Sound, found evidence that Fabia is not a harmless or benign commensal, but a true parasite that robs food from its host, sometimes damaging one of the bivalve's gills in the ...
Edward Flanders Ricketts, David W. Phillips, 1985
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Crayfishes, Lobsters and Crabs of Europe: An Illustrated ...
VERNACULAR NAMES: Linnaeus's Pea Crab (UK); Ertekrabbe, Aetekrabbe (Sc) ; Erwtenkrabbetje, Mosseelkrabbetje (Nd); Pinnothere (Fr); Cangrejo de los Mejillones (Sp). DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: dorsal surface of carapace (cr) smooth, ...
R. Ingle, 1997
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Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas: A Beachcomber's ...
Atlantic sand crab swim-digging Atlantic sand crabs Porcelain Crabs and Pea Crab Olive Pit, Spotted Porcelain, and Squatter Pea Crabs Green Porcelain Crab RELATIVES: Porcelain crabs (family Porcellanidae) are not true crabs, but are ...
Blair Witherington, Dawn Witherington, 2011
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1001 Questions Answered about the Seashore
The majority are species of Pinnixia, Pea crab (1/2") In oyster Pinnotheres, or Scleroplax. Most persons who have ordered oysters along the Atlantic Coast will have come across one of them, the oyster pea crab (Pinnotheres ostreum).
Norman John Berrill, Jacquelyn Berrill, 1976

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PEA CRAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pea crab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Production Begins on New Season of NHNZ Wildlife Show
... skua females that take up to seven mates to help parent their chicks; and tiny pea crab males that massage green-lipped mussels to open up ... «World Screen, Jul 15»
2
Wee song and dance bound to pull ladies
•Another new piece of research revealed how the parasitic pea crab, found in shellfish, tickle its way into the female's home. Once lured to the ... «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»
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Pea crabs tickle shellfish to find love
Using infrared cameras to capture the mating rituals of the New Zealand pea crab, researchers from the University of Auckland discovered that ... «RedOrbit, May 15»
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Watch: Crab Tickles Shellfish for Hours to Find Love
Picture of a male pea crab. The male New Zealand pea crab (pictured) goes to great lengths to find a mate. Photograph by Dr. Richard Taylor. «National Geographic, May 15»
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What to do at the Wine + Food Festival
THE CRAB: Not every oyster houses a pea crab, but it's worth keeping an eye out for it. This label applies to what you should look to hear, see, ... «Charleston Post Courier, Mar 15»
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Port Royal Sound Maritime Center offically opens
Look for the pea crab tucked inside a 2 1/2-foot-tall model of an oyster that can be opened to show what the inside of an oyster looks like. «Hilton Head Island Packet, Oct 14»
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Family Days Out: Manchester
Discover record breaking objects from the largest giant spider crab to the smallest pea crab. And you can even set some records of your own. «Manchester Evening News, Jun 14»
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Five Parasitic Species People Love to Eat
A pea crab in someone's oyster. Photo: Kikkiwikiwaki. Lampreys. These blood-sucking primitive fish latch onto the flesh of other species. «Smithsonian, May 14»
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Happy as a clam
... involving the university's undergraduate students, looking at the clam's shelf-life and cooking cycles, and expelling the pesky pea crab. «Stuff.co.nz, Oct 13»
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Crabs are the most captivating creatures in our seas, says Monty …
... in the UK, varying from great armoured monsters like the spider crab down to ones the size of a pea called – imaginatively – the pea crab. «Daily Mail, Jun 13»

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