soft-shelled crab

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Synonyms for soft-shelled crab

freshly molted crab with new shell still tender and flexible

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edible crab that has recently molted and not yet formed its new shell

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Go easy on those boiled crawdads and soft-shelled crabs, though, my friend.
Many male crabs have recently molted, so it's a good idea to return soft-shelled crabs to the ocean so they can fill out.
Since tackle shops typically don't carry soft-shelled crabs (but likely bloodworms, ghost shrimp and, occasionally, hard-shelled crabs), you must gather them yourself.
The change of use, reminiscent of soft-shelled crabs moving into abandoned mollusc shells, is familiar.
The soft-shelled crabs being served in restaurants now are blues coming from around the Chesapeake Bay.