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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two new records of monstrilloid copepods (Crustacea) from Korea.
Especially when there's a white wine flowing and the crustacea stalls are brimming with shellfish, oysters and crabs.
Among marine invertebrates, decapod crustaceans (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Multicrustacea: Malacostraca: Eumalacostraca: Eucarida: Decapoda) are recognized for their astonishing anatomical, ecological, physiological, and behavioral diversity (Martin and Davis, 2001; Ng et al., 2008; Schwentner et al., 2017).
Okus (5) reported the presence of 25 decapod Crustacea species in the littoral zone of the Marmara Island.