Oyster pea crab
The oyster crab, Zaops ostreus, is a small, whitish or translucent crab in the family Pinnotheridae. Found specifically in oysters, it is an edible sea food delicacy.

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Pea crab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pea crab, Pinnotheres pisum, is a small crab in the family Pinnotheridae that lives as a parasite in oysters, clams, mussels and other species of bivalves.
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pea crab (crustacean) -- Encyclopedia…
Any member of a genus (Pinnotheres) of crabs (order Decapoda) living in the mantle cavity of certain bivalve mollusks, echinoderms, and polychaetes as a commensal (i ...
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There are tiny crabs in my oysters! Is this normal? - General ...
I just had some of the best seafood I have enjoyed in years, but in two cases I ran into tiny pea crabs in some of my oysters, first time both in ...
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Oyster Pea Crab - Smithsonian Marine Station
Description: Oyster pea crabs are one of a group of small, commensal crabs that live semiparastically inside or upon bivalve shells. They grow 0.4 - 0.6 inches in ...
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Pea Crab Infestation! - WFSU In the Grass, On the Reef
Mar 22, 2012 ... You might have had the surprise of finding an Oyster pea crab (Zaops ostreus) while shucking an oyster yourself. These small crabs live inside ...
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Thank Goodness the Hitchhiker Was Only an Oyster Pea Crab ...
Mar 4, 2009 ... On Monday, my husband and I were over at his parents' house and he got busy shucking some oysters a friend had dropped off -- Eastern ...
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The SF Oyster Nerd: WTF's in my Oyster!
Aug 23, 2011 ... The Oysters did come out posthaste, I must say. When they arrived, much to my surprise, at least five of them had Pea Crabs in them. I didn't ...
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Good Information Two'fer. Little Crabs inside of the oysters ...
After closer inspection, these pea sized crabs are inside of the oyster ... *I am liking it over here, buy a dozen oysters, get a dozen crabs for free!
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Strange find in my oysters [Archive] - Saltfish.net - Fishing ...
They are called pea crabs scientific name Pinnotheres Pisum. The peacrab lives as a parasite in the oyster living in the gills of the oyster and ...
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The Museum of Curiosities: Pea crabs
Sep 28, 2010 ... Pea crabs, as it turns out... a not exactly uncommon but rarely seen ... oysters, and because of this, the literature on the life history of pea crabs ...
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Oyster pea crab in science
Zaops ostreum - Animal Diversity Web - University of Michigan
Zaops ostreumOyster pea crab ... One oyster may harbor multiple young crabs, but infestations of more than one stage five female are very unusual. (Cheng ...
Facts about Oyster Pea Crab (Zaops ostreus) - Encyclopedia of Life
Facts about Oyster pea crab, scientifically known as Zaops ostreus in the Encyclopedia of Life. ... The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors.
Thank Goodness the Hitchhiker Was Only an Oyster Pea Crab ...
Mar 4, 2009 ... The next afternoon, we dropped it off at George Mason University's biology ... The critter you found was an Oyster pea crab (a full grown female).
Pea Crab Infestation! - WFSU In the Grass, On the Reef
Mar 22, 2012 ... You might have had the surprise of finding an Oyster pea crab (Zaops ... She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Puget ...
[PDF]compliments of the university of wisconsin sea grant institute wiscu-r ...
of a parasite, the pea crab (Pinnotheres spp.), on oyster CI; and (3) determine the effect of differential position of oysters on a bed, with respect to CI (oysters ...
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but pea crabs will occupy smaller mussels if fewer hostsare available. Mussel ... and oysters and the tubesof tubicolous polychaetes (Silas and. Algarswami ...
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Oyster Research Laboratory, Rutgers University, N. J. Agricultural ... While the adult female of several species of the pea crab, Pinnotheres, has been.
Mussel-Bound Crab - Natural History Magazine
MY SEARCH FOR THE ELUSIVE PEA CRAB began almost a year ago on the ... engaged the services of oystermen and a marine biologist at Chesapeake Bay, ... I just couldn't hit it right until David Beutel, of the University of Rhode Island's ...
New Zealand pea crab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The New Zealand pea crab, Pinnotheres novaezelandiae, is a small, ... the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis aoteanus), the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) ... Leigh Marine Laboratory, New Zealand: University of Auckland Press. hdl:2292/3450.
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The Outer Banks Cookbook: Recipes & Traditions from North ...
The Outer Banks Cookbook: Recipes & Traditions from North ...
Elizabeth Wiegand, 2013
Divide spinach among the oyster shells. Place one oyster (and one pea crab, if available) on top of the spinach. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet, add the Worcestershire and hot pepper sauce. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until butter is ...
Partnerships in the Sea: Hong Kong's Marine Symbioses
Partnerships in the Sea: Hong Kong's Marine Symbioses
Brian Morton, 1988
Pea Crabs The wide mud flats of Deep Bay are suitable for the rearing of oysters upon concrete tiles or posts firmly planted in the mud. The industry is very old and focuses attention upon the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas. As their name ...
Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking: Recipes and Ruminations from Charleston and the Carolina Coastal Plain, 20th...
Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking: Recipes and Ruminations from Charleston and the Carolina Coastal Plain, 20th...
John Martin Taylor, 2012
"You'll find everything you need to cook like a Low Country native."-Flavors Magazine"John Martin Taylor's game-changing book launched the region's rise to culinary fame, established our cuisine as distinctive in the South (and the world), sparked culinary history and preservation as viable career fields, and changed t...
Pearlie Oyster: A Tale of an Amazing Oyster
Pearlie Oyster: A Tale of an Amazing Oyster
Suzanne Tate, 1989
When a grain of sand enters the body of an oyster, the mollusk begins to make a substance called nacre. Nacre covers the sand with circular layers forming a pearl. In Pearlie Oyster, there is a cute little character, Miss Patty Pea Crab.
DK EW SEASHORE REVISED EDITION (DK Eyewitness Books)
DK EW SEASHORE REVISED EDITION (DK Eyewitness Books)
2004
...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] -- The New York TimesThese books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] -- School Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
1001 Questions Answered about the Seashore
1001 Questions Answered about the Seashore
Norman John Berrill, Jacquelyn Berrill, 1976
What are pea crabs? Small crabs about the size and shape of peas, or a bit larger, with relatively small legs. There are many kinds, but all belong to one family. The majority are species of Pinnixia, Pea crab (1/2") In oyster Pinnotheres,  ...
Complete Fish and Game Cookbook
Complete Fish and Game Cookbook
A. D. Livingston, 1996
You may find more inside un oyster shell than just the oyster. Many oysters serve as host for the tiny pea crab, or oyster crab. The small crabs take up residence as larvae. The females live permanently with their host, but the males are free- ...
The Edge of the Sea
The Edge of the Sea
1998
"A brilliantly written argument that changed the course of history." - Vice President Al Gore"Catching the life breath of science on the still glass of poetry." Time Magazine
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Oyster pea crab
splendid isolation: Nov/Dec preparing to depart OBX
November consisted of finishing up work at roadside, our trip to NY, but mostly just packing, cleaning, and organizing of our belongings. We left a good amount of the stuff we hauled back from the boat in our parents attics.
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A Brief ColdWind: Pinnotheres Ostreum - Pea Crab Or Oyster Crab
Bought some oysters today to eat. .
abriefcoldwind.blogspot.com/2013/09/pinnotheres-ostreum-pea-crab-or-oyster.html
SC Oyster Festival, Market Trip & Meal Planning | Lil Mys Ninja
Posted on December 1, 2013 | 18 Comments.
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Thank Goodness the Hitchhiker Was Only an Oyster Pea Crab. | Green as Grass
On Monday, my husband and I were over at his parents' house and he got busy shucking some oysters a friend had dropped off -- Eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica. I was chatting with my father-in-law when my husband started hollering about something from the kitchen, something strange he'd found in the oyster he had just…
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WFSU In the Grass, On the Reef
Posted on March 22, 2012 by Tanya.
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I Ate the Forbidden Oyster : In A Half Shell [ Oyster Power ]
In A Half Shell is a blog dedicated to oysters and how to enjoy them.
www.inahalfshell.com/oyster-love/2013/02/i-ate-the-forbidden-oyster/
Blue Crab Bay Co.: A pearl of a pea crab
Ever eaten a pea crab? Recently, at an oyster roast fundraiser for the Eastern Shore of Virginia's YMCA Camp Silver Beach, some diners had quite a treat! Our president, Pam Barefoot, told the kids they were like crab M&Ms. A pea crab lives in oysters, clams, mussels and other species of bivalves for protection.
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The SF Oyster Nerd: WTF's in my Oyster!
I was recently on vacation for a buddy's wedding in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Quite the nostalgic trip, taking the six hour journey from Philly to Duck.
sfoysternerd.blogspot.com/2011/08/wtfs-in-my-oyster.html
Oyster Cult: For Marylanders, oysters are a Thanksgiving staple | Baltimore City Paper
"My husband says I eat stuff that would make a billy goat puke," Lorna Meyerson Sotoloff says. Let the record show that Sotoloff‘s husband is allergic to onions, is cool to crustaceans, and grew up in Philadelphia. And Lorna--Woodlawn High School Class of ‘77--is a Baltimore girl through-and-through and, as such, eats sections of lobster other people throw away, the "squiggly parts" of a steamed crab (the "mustard" and guts), and, of course, oysters. Especially oysters.
www.citypaper.com/eat/story.asp?id=19357
HOLY SHIT, OYSTER! | Mr. Teachbad
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