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  1. largest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans: crabs; lobsters; shrimps; sow bugs; beach flies

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Google previewAn Introduction to Biology for Everyone (2010)

by William M. MacArthur

The Malacostraca is a large and complex group that divides several times. First into the Phyllocarida with a single order, the marine Leptostraca, and the Ephausiacea or krill, a most important animal that provides food for the great baleen ...

Google previewProceedings [of the International Congress of Zoology, 16th, 1963, Washington, DC (1963)

by D. C.) International Congress of Zoology (16th : 1963 : Washington

The use of the term "epicuticle" when applied to the outer layer of the cuticle of Malacostraca is the source of unjustified comparison with the epicuticle in insects and some other land Arthrcpods, because these structures are neither ...

Google previewInvertebrates (2012)

by Sol 90

Malacostraca is the name given to the class of crustaceans that groups crabs together with sea lobsters, shrimp, wood lice, and sea lice. The term comes from Greek, and it means “soft-shelled.” Sea and river crabs have 10 legs, and one pair ...

Google previewAnimal Diversity (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Malacostraca: Malacostraca is the largest of the six classes ofcrustaceans, containing over 25,000 extant species, divided among 16 orders. Its members displaya greater diversity of body forms than any other class of animals, and include ...

Google previewPock's World (2014)

by Dave Duncan

But Malacostraca is a much tougher world than Pock's. The impacts did tremendous damage, both to the inhabitants and to the environment. The planet hasn't recovered yet and won't for another thousand years, but there is still life there, and ...

Google previewThe Biology of Crustacea (2012)

Volume 3: Neurobiology, Structure and Function by Gerard Meurant

Of interest is the idea that the sensory pore in the eyestalk of Malacostraca is a functional external chemoreceptor (literature reviewed by Altner and Prillinger, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

Class Malacostraca Malacostraca is the largest class of Crustacea and is extremely diverse. These date to the Cambrian period. They are large and have soft shells (Figures 5 and 6). They have compound stalked or sessile eyes; have eight ...

Google previewHandbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe (2017)

by P. J. Hayward, J. S. Ryland

Class Malacostraca The Malacostraca is the largest class of Crustacea and is also the most familiar crustacean group, including the edible and economically important crabs, lobsters, shrimps, and prawns, as well as a number of significant ...

Google previewProceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales (1889)

by Linnean Society of New South Wales

The sub-class Malacostraca is the one th.it contains all those singular beings which we distinguish by the names of crabs, lobsters, crayfishes, prawns, shrimps , squillre, hermit-crabs, &c. Outside this sub-class there is only one species which ...

Google previewZoological Catalogue of Australia (2002)

by P. J. F. Davie

The Malacostraca is the largest class of the subphylum Crustacea. comprising more than 21.000 species worldwide. over 4.600 of which are recorded for Australia and its external territories. This volume of the Zoological Catalogue of Australia ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

class Malacostraca, order Thermosbaenacea Armadillidium vutgare is a fully terrestrial species that Irves and breeds on land, brooding its eggs a fluid-filled pouch The Chinese mitten crab's common name was ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ...

Crustacea are divided into two main sets — the Entomostraca and * the Malacostraca. The Entomostraca are ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Marine Science (2008)

by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen

Malacostraca shore, living only in deep waters. These sharks are fairly large, usually being longer than 3.5 m (11 feet). The mako is increasingly used as a food fish. Its numbers are declining. See fish, shark. Malacostraca Subclass of the ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley, William Peterson

The Malacostraca, or higher Crustacea, have ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves (2012)

by William B. White, David C. Culver

Malacostraca. This diverse group (about 29,000 species) far exceeds the species richness of any other crustacean and is divided into three subclasses, of which two have species dwelling in hypogean environments: Phyllocarida and ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

The subphylum is divided into several classes, the most important of which are Malacostraca and Cirripedia. The class (1stpleopod) Malacostraca includes crayfish, crabs, lobsters, and shrimps. Typical features of malacostracans include a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1894)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

true special locomotory appendages other than gill-feet or jaws, as in the Malacostraca generally, then we submit that they are appropriately classed.

Google previewThe royal dictionary-cyclopædia, for universal reference, compiled under the direction of T. Wright (1862)

by Thomas Wright

Malacostraca, mal-a-kos -tra-ka, s. (Gr.) In the system of Cuvier, the Malacostracans form the first section of the Crustaceae. They are distinguished by having sessile eyes, solid integuments of a calcareous nature, and from ten to fourteen feet, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

• Subclass: Malacostraca (higher Crustacea) • Order: Amphipoda (free-living, some are intermediate hosts for endoparasites) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Class: Malacostraca Superorder: Peracarida - Amphipods, isopods, etc. Order: Isopoda Class Malacostraca contains about two thirds of all crustacean species, including all of the larger forms. The three principal orders of malacostra- cans are ...

Google previewA Pentaglot Dictionary of the Terms Employed in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology... (1845)

by Shirley Palmer

Malacostraca, L. : a term, compounded of fietXuxls, soft, and otrrouxov, a shell; and employed, by Blainville, to designate the Class, Crustacea. Leach has distributed the animals composing this, into two ...

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The Unique Dorsal Brood Pouch of Thermosbaenacea (Crustacea, Malacostraca) and Description...

The Unique Dorsal Brood Pouch of Thermosbaenacea (Crustacea, Malacostraca) and Description of an Advanced Developmental Stage of Tulumella unidens ...

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