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a collective term for members of the Crustacea class of (mainly aquatic) mandibulate arthropods, characterized by their usually chitinous exoskeletons
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|Noun||1.||Crustacea - 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
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
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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