Glass-Crab Lobster Larva

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“Glass-crab (larva of Palinurus). GLASS-CRAB. A crab of the spurious genus Phyllosoma, or of the spurious order Phyllosomata-- that is, any young shrimp of either of the families Palinuridae and Scyllaridae. These larvae are as thin as paper, flat and transparent, and have no resemblance to the adult.” -Whitney, 1911




William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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