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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A study on the decapod crustacean fauna of the coast of Gerze-Hamsaroz (Sinop).
Decapod crustacean assemblages off the West coast of central Italy (western Mediterranean).
Growth can be slowed by diet and environmental factors in other decapod crustacean species (e.g., Oliveira and Fabiao, 1998; Seitz et al., 2005).
Decapod crustacean grooming: functional morphology, adaptive value, and phylogenetic significance.
Roles of neurotransmitters in regulating reproductive hormone release and gonadal maturation in decapod crustacean. Invertebrate reproduction and development 31: 47-54.
And if you feel like throwing what Paul Hogan called a decapod crustacean, or a shrimp to you and me, on to your barbie, check out www.toptastes.com/features/grill/ recipes.htm for lots of mouth watering inspiration from Down Under.
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.
In some species of decapod crustacean crabs, females carrying embryos close to hatching have ovaries in the advanced stage of maturity.