This is consumed in large quantities, especially in the soft-shelled state.
Their own bodies were as vulnerable as that of a soft-shelled crab!
When it does that it is a soft-shelled crab for a time, and very good to eat.
Soft-shelled crabs require a somewhat different kind of preparation.
If killed, the bodies will fall off easily, and in the case of the soft-shelled species shrivel up somewhat after a time.
She was werry thin, and as pale as a soft-shelled clam; there was a dark blue color under her eyes, like these here muscle shells.
The soft-shelled crab is a species common along our Atlantic coast.
Nothing with so pronounced an individuality as a soft-shelled crab should be disguised.
In the rivers and swamps there are soft-shelled turtle (Trionyx and Sternothaerus).
This turtle is large, sometimes three feet long; and it deposits a great number of soft-shelled eggs in the sand.