Jonah crab

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Synonyms for Jonah crab

large red deep-water crab of the eastern coast of North America

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A comparative study of the digestive enzymes in the hepatopancreas of the jonah crab (Cancer borealis) and rock crab (Cancer irroratus).
Competition for shelter between lobsters (Homarus americanus) and Jonah crabs (Cancer borealis): effects of relative size.
This hands-on opportunity, which ties in directly with the Grade 2 study of oceans and ocean life, gave the children the chance to touch a lobster, cuddle a sea star and hold a Jonah crab like a sandwich.
As a well-trained husband of several decades, I was generous with my two pan-seared Jonah crab cakes, $9.
We found chicken wings, skins and shrimp cocktail on the appetizer list; from there the options showed real imagination: Jonah crab cakes; hummus with babba ganoush, roasted peppers, feta and kalamata olives; mozzarella, tomatoes and basil with garlic bread; portobello mushrooms with tomatoes, spinach and caramelized onions and a chicken and andouille kebab.
Patterson ran with that idea, smoldering a corn husk with a blow torch and sourcing Jonah crabs, plentiful in the cold waters off Maine, but also available off the coast of New Jersey in winter.
On the other hand, feeding of rock crabs (Cancer irroratus) is unaffected by the presence of competing Jonah crabs (Cancer borealis) (Salierno et al.
Rock and Jonah crabs taken from lobster pots in deeper water have no minimum size limit, but only 50 non-egg-bearers per day may be kept.
Although Jonah crabs (Cancer borealis) are present on the continental shelf, they are not included in the present study because they are rare within the Hudson-Raritan Estuary where our study was conducted.
All summer through September, we feast on lobsters, bluegill fillets, soft-shelled clams, quahogs and blue, rock and Jonah crabs. October and November provide us oysters, pheasants, grouse, quail and more venison.
Richards (1992) showed experimentally that strong shelter-seeking behavior of small Jonah crabs (Cancer borealis) can compensate for their high vulnerability to fish predators.