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dec·a·pod

 (dĕk′ə-pŏd′)
n.
1. Any of various crustaceans of the order Decapoda, characteristically having five pairs of walking legs attached to the thorax and three pairs of maxillipeds used for feeding, and including the crabs, lobsters, and shrimps.
2. Any of various cephalopod mollusks having eight arms and two tentacles, and including the squids and cuttlefishes.

[From New Latin Decapoda, crustacean order name : deca- + -poda, -pod. Sense 2, from New Latin Decapoda, former cephalopod order name : deca- + -poda, -pod.]

de·cap′o·dan (dĭ-kăp′ə-dən), de·cap′o·dous (-dəs) adj.

decapod

(ˈdɛkəˌpɒd)
n
1. (Animals) any crustacean of the mostly marine order Decapoda, having five pairs of walking limbs: includes the crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, and crayfish
2. (Animals) any cephalopod mollusc of the order Decapoda, having a ring of eight short tentacles and two longer ones: includes the squids and cuttlefish
adj
3. (Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to either of these orders
4. (Zoology) (of any other animal) having ten limbs
decapodal, deˈcapodan, deˈcapodous adj

dec•a•pod

(ˈdɛk əˌpɒd)

n.
1. any crustacean of the order Decapoda, having five pairs of limbs, including the crabs, lobsters, crayfish, prawns, and shrimps.
2. any cephalopod having ten arms, as a cuttlefish or squid.
adj.
3. belonging or pertaining to the decapods.
4. having ten feet or legs.
[1825–35; < New Latin Decapoda. See deca-, -pod]
de•cap•o•dan (dəˈkæp ə dn) adj., n.
de•cap′o•dous, adj.

dec·a·pod

(dĕk′ə-pŏd′)
1. A crustacean characteristically having ten legs, each joined to a segment of the thorax. Crabs, hermit crabs, lobsters, and shrimp are decapods.
2. A cephalopod mollusk, such as a squid or cuttlefish, having ten arm-like tentacles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decapod - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thoraxdecapod - 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
2.decapod - cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones
cephalopod, cephalopod mollusk - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
Decapoda, order Decapoda - squids and cuttlefishes
squid - widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins
cuttle, cuttlefish - ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell
spirula, Spirula peronii - a small tropical cephalopod of the genus Spirula having prominent eyes and short arms and a many-chambered shell coiled in a flat spiral
References in classic literature ?
"If he were, we would be sure to have heard of it from the deep-sea Decapods. We hear all the salt-water news.
Ramadan (1936) listed the decapod and stomatopod crustaceans from the Egyptian coasts, Red Sea, including seven porcellaniids: Pachycheles sculptus (H.
Thus, studies involving the characterization, composition and distribution of decapod crustaceans are practically non-existent, although it is well known that they are common inhabitants of this ecosystem.
With the exception of lecithotrophic larvae, which develop in the absence of food, most larval stages of decapod crustaceans depend on the availability of exogenous food sources (i.e., planktotrophic; Anger, 2001); and they may be affected biologically and ecologically by the variation in nutritional conditions (Allison, 1994).
Emeriti is a small genus of decapod crustaceans, known as mole crabs, sand crabs, sand fleas sand fiddlers or sea cicada.
This is also probably the first evidence of the interaction between microsporidia and decapod crustaceans via the vertical transmission strategy, indicating the ecological impact of these parasites in aquatic ecosystems.
Two hundred and twenty-four Decapod species have been reported in Turkish territorial waters (Ates et al., 2010), while 40 Decapod species have been reported in the Black Sea (Zaitsev and Mamaev, 1997).
Decapod crustaceans in intertidal and semiterrestrial habitats of estuarine and coastal shores have two larval life history strategies.
However, there is little information about aquatic biodiversity of this catchment and virtually no study about biodiversity and distribution patterns of its decapod fauna, which makes it impossible to forecast the effects and to propose actions to minimize the ecological impacts of damming the river.
Specimens of decapod crustaceans were captured from 12 sites at the depths between 0 and 60 m.
These bivalves have been reported specifically as epizoans on mangrove roots, gorgonians, corals (Slack-Smith, 1998), decapod crustaceans (Fernandez-Leborans, 2010) and other mollusks (Cope, 1968; Eschweile & Buschbaum, 2011; Zell, Beckmann, & Stinnesbeck, 2014).