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blue swimmer crab

an edible Australian crab, Portunus pelagicus, of blue-green colour and capable of powerful sustained swimming; sand crab. Compare blue manna crab. Also, blue swimmer.

Contributor's comments: On holidays at the coast we caught/ate blue swimmers. When we were at home catching freshwater yabbies from farm dams we referred to the big yabbies with blue claws as "blue nippers".
blue manna crab

noun an edible Australian crab, Portunus pelagicus, of blue-green colour and capable of powerful sustained swimming; sand crab. Compare blue swimmer crab. Also, blue manna.