Glass-crab
Glass-crab Glass"-crab`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The larval state ({Phyllosoma}) of the genus {Palinurus} and allied genera. It is remarkable for its strange outlines, thinness, and transparency. See {Phyllosoma}. [1913 Webster]

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