Definition of Portunidae

1. Noun. Swimming crabs.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portunidae

Portuguese Republic
Portuguese Sign Language
Portuguese Water Dog
Portuguese Water Dogs
Portuguese West Africa
Portuguese cypress
Portuguese escudo
Portuguese heath
Portuguese man-of-war
Portuguese men-of-war
Portuguese monetary unit
Portugueseness
Portulaca grandiflora
Portulaca oleracea
Portulacaceae
Portunidae
Portunus
Portunus puber
Portuñol
Portwood
Porzana
Porzana porzana
Poseidon
Posh
Poshto
Post-It
Post-Zionism
Post-Zionist
Post-impressionist

Literary usage of Portunidae

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1. The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being by John Stanley Gardiner (1903)
"portunidae. BY LA BORRADAILE, MA, Lecturer in Natural Sciences of Selwyn College, ... portunidae ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"The family portunidae, or the swimming crabs, have, with one exception, the last pair of legs developed into a swimming ..."

3. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"portunidae. Swimming crabs. Carapace broader than long and with a well- defined serrate, anterior margin; the last pair of ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1903)
"... Crustaceans (Varieties and portunidae)' by LA Borradaile ; ' Chaetognatha,' by L. Doncaster, and ' Dragon Flies,' by FF Laidlaw. ..."

5. Year-book of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"... swimming (portunidae), and burrowing crabs (Co three families being characterised by special peculiarities of foi with these different habits. ..."

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