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Definition of the noun malacostraca
What does malacostraca mean as a name of something?
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- largest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans: crabs; lobsters; shrimps; sow bugs; beach flies
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of Malacostraca: subclass Malacostraca
- more generic word: class = a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
- member of: class Crustacea / Crustacea = class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods
- malacostracan crustacean = a major subclass of crustaceans
- order Decapoda / Decapoda = lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps
- order Euphausiacea / Euphausiacea = small commonly luminescent crustaceans
- order Mysidacea / Mysidacea = opossum shrimp
- order Isopoda / Isopoda = woodlice
- order Amphipoda / Amphipoda = small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale lice; sand-hoppers
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Animal 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 ...
Pock'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 ...
The 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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
Nelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)
Everybody's Book of Reference ...
Crustacea are divided into two main sets — the Entomostraca and * the Malacostraca. The Entomostraca are ...
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 ...
An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley, William Peterson
The Malacostraca, or higher Crustacea, have ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
Ultimate Visual Dictionary (2017)
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 ...
The 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.
The 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, ...
by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck
• Subclass: Malacostraca (higher Crustacea) • Order: Amphipoda (free-living, some are intermediate hosts for endoparasites) ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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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