Crustacea


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crustacea

(krʌsˈteɪʃə)
pl n
a collective term for members of the Crustacea class of (mainly aquatic) mandibulate arthropods, characterized by their usually chitinous exoskeletons
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Noun1.crustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobstersCrustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
Arthropoda, phylum Arthropoda - jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
Malacostraca, subclass Malacostraca - largest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans: crabs; lobsters; shrimps; sow bugs; beach flies
order Stomatopoda, Stomatopoda - mantis shrimps
Entomostraca, subclass Entomostraca - in some older classifications includes the Branchiopoda and Copepoda and Ostracoda and Cirripedia; no longer in technical use
Branchiopoda, subclass Branchiopoda - primitive aquatic mainly freshwater crustaceans: fairy shrimps; brine shrimps; tadpole shrimps; can shrimps; water fleas
Copepoda, subclass Copepoda - minute planktonic or parasitic crustaceans
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
References in classic literature ?
In their dark fractures huge crustacea, perched upon their high claws like some war-machine, watched us with fixed eyes, and under our feet crawled various kinds of annelides.
I moved on a hundred years, and there was the same red sun--a little larger, a little duller--the same dying sea, the same chill air, and the same crowd of earthy crustacea creeping in and out among the green weed and the red rocks.
There was little sand, though from the deck of the U-33 the beach had appeared to be all sand, and I saw no evidences of mollusca or crustacea such as are common to all beaches I have previously seen.
Seeing that a few members of such water-breathing classes as the Crustacea and Mollusca are adapted to live on the land, and seeing that we have flying birds and mammals, flying insects of the most diversified types, and formerly had flying reptiles, it is conceivable that flying-fish, which now glide far through the air, slightly rising and turning by the aid of their fluttering fins, might have been modified into perfectly winged animals.
In the sea around Tierra del Fuego, and at no great distance from the land, I have seen narrow lines of water of a bright red colour, from the number of crustacea, which somewhat resemble in form large prawns.
Other contributors to Spineless are: artist Irene Brown, from Newcastle University's School of Arts and Cultures; Dr Miranda Lowe, collections manager, higher invertebrates, Natural History Museum, London; Dr Dan Skerritt, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University; and Fiona Ware, curator of crustacea at the National Museum of Scotland.
the offers fare, Soup is followed by a French Market Table buffet with a choice of fresh seafood, crustacea, charcuterie, pates, rillettes and a selection of salads, vegetables and freshly baked artisan breads.
A Gastropods B Crustacea C Cephalopods D Arthropods QUESTION 13 - for 13 points: What is the collective noun for a group of larks?
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In Proceedings of the symposium on Crustacea, Part II; Erankulam, India, 12-15 January 1965 (N.
The aesthetasc concept: structural variations of putative olfactory receptor cell complexes in Crustacea.
Morphology of the first zoea of the shamefaced crab Calappa granulata (Linnaeus, 1758) Crustacea, Brachyura, Calappidae), obtained in the laboratory.