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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oys′ter crab`(n.)

  1. any small, thin-shelled crab of the family Pinnotheridae: the female lives as a commensal in the gill cavity of bivalves.

    Category: Invertebrates

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oyster crab, Pinnotheres ostreum(noun)

    tiny soft-bodied crab living within the mantle cavity of oysters


  1. Oyster crab

    The oyster crab, Zaops ostreus, is a small, whitish or translucent crab in the family Pinnotheridae. Found specifically in oysters, it is an edible sea food delicacy.


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