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soldier crab

noun
  1. a small blue Australian estuarine crab of the Mictyris genus usually found in large numbers
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  • When we returned to camp we were told that the half of our soldier-crab baits had been sucked off by bonefish.

    Tales of Fishes

    Zane Grey

  • The Child clapped his hands for pleasure, and longed to see the soldier-crab and make him ashamed of himself.

    The Ravens and the Angels

    Elizabeth Rundle Charles

  • And the Soldier-crab withdrew his long legs from the pebble, and marched away with a braggadocio air among the sea-weeds.

    The Ravens and the Angels

    Elizabeth Rundle Charles

  • Parasites also are found in messmates; the soldier-crab gives lodging to the sexual Eustoma truncata in its interior.