from The Century Dictionary.

  • Crab-eating; carcinophagous: applied to sundry animals. Also cancrophagous.

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  • adjective That feeds on crabs and other crustaceans


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  • The savanna deer (Odocoileus virginiaunus gymnotis), lives together with the puma (Puma concolor), and several other carnivores such as the crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorous) and the jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguaroundi). in the open grasslands taking refuge in the forest patches remaining and along the water currents.

    Sinú Valley dry forests 2008

  • Moreover, several broadly distributed tropical species reach the southern terminus of their range in this region, such as the crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorous).

    Arid Chaco 2007


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