decapod crustacean


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Noun1.decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thoraxdecapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
Decapoda, order Decapoda - lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps; prawns
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
lobster - any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae
crawdaddy, crawfish, crawdad, crayfish - small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
hermit crab - small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropods
shrimp - small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
prawn - shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible
tropical prawn - edible tropical and warm-water prawn
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Physiological, biochemical and molecular methods will be used to study how these environmental factors acutely and chronically affect molecular signalling mechanisms of hormonal regulation, growth, acid-base and ion regulation in various life stages of decapod crustacean species from temperate and subpolar latitudes.
Growth can be slowed by diet and environmental factors in other decapod crustacean species (e.
Decapod crustacean grooming: functional morphology, adaptive value, and phylogenetic significance.
The decapod crustacean community in Estero El Verde, Camacho, Sinaloa included 31 species, 17 genera and 12 families.
Roles of neurotransmitters in regulating reproductive hormone release and gonadal maturation in decapod crustacean.
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Detection of unconjugated and conjugated steroids in the ovary, eggs, and haemolymph of the decapod crustacean Neprops norvegicus.
These potential hosts included 16 fish families, three amphibian families, and two decapod crustacean families.
ABSTRACT The Atlantic blue crab [Callinectes sapidus (Rathbun, 1896)] is a commercially and recreationally important decapod crustacean found in estuarine and nearshore waters of the western Atlantic.
Analysis of the structure of decapod crustacean assemblages off the Catalan coast (North-West Mediterranean).