malacostracan crustacean


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Noun1.malacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceansmalacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceans  
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
krill - shrimp-like planktonic crustaceans; major source of food for e.g. baleen whales
opossum shrimp - shrimp-like crustaceans whose females carry eggs and young in a pouch between the legs
isopod - any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling
amphipod - a kind of malacostracan crustacean
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This gland has been studied in many malacostracan crustaceans, including isopods and decapods, in order to improve the understanding of the reproductive mechanisms (Khalaila & Sagi, 1999).
The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the crustacean Penaeus monodon: are malacostracan crustaceans more closely related to insects than to branchiopods?
We found that crab antennules, like those of other malacostracan crustaceans, take a discrete water sample during each flick by having a rapid downstroke, during which water flows into the aesthetasc array, and a slow recovery stroke, when water is trapped in the array and odorants have time to diffuse to aesthetascs.