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Decapod Crustacean

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Definition of the noun decapod crustacean

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noun

  1. crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of decapod crustacean: decapod
    • more generic word: crustacean = any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
    • more specific terms:
      • 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 / crayfish / crawdad = 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
      • prawn = shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers
      • tropical prawn = edible tropical and warm-water prawn
    • member of: Decapoda / order Decapoda = lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Decapod Crustacean

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

Recently, the decapod crustacean system has been re-examined. The system is highly complex (Fig. 3). Well-defined arteries branch into capillary-like vessels, which may form closed circuits in the antennal gland (Fig. 5A, B) and the gills (Fig .

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

by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen

king crab A large decapod crustacean of the order Lithodidae. This family of King William Island anomuran crabs inhabits cold waters. The commercially.

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

stationwaiter common crab The common decapod crustacean, Cancer pagurus , found from Norway toSpain inthe North Atlantic. It hasa generally mottled brownish red shell withten legs,twoof which have developed into muscular claws, and ...

Google previewThe Recreational Diver's Dictionary & Historical Timeline (2003)

by Scott Dowding

any decapod crustacean of the suborder Brachyura, possessing a broad and flattened body with a miniature abdomen folded under the thorax, cramp—n. 1. a painful, involuntary contraction of a muscle brought on by extreme cold, lack of ...

Google previewThey Eat That? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World (2012)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World by Jonathan Deutsch, Natalya Murakhver

The crawfish is a decapod crustacean similar, anatomically speaking, to the lobster, which accounts for the resemblance. This tiny treasure goes by many names. If you're in the northern United States, you should order a plate of crayfish ; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (2004)

by John Gunn

(freshwater decapod crustacean) galleries or coarse sediments (Micraspides) and in caves (Koonunga); psammaspidids, stygocarids, and bathynellids live in interstitial groundwater habitats— freshwater alluvial sediments associated with ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

hermit crab Invertebrate Zoology, the common name for a type of marine decapod crustacean with a long, soft, coiled abdomen that lives in discarded snail shells.

Google previewThe American Desk Encyclopedia (1998)

by Steve Luck

lobotomy See LEUCOTOMY lobster Large, long-tailed, marine decapod crustacean. Some species are prized edible shellfish. Twe lobsters possess enlarged bulbous chelae (claws) and a segmented body local color ...

Google previewA Universal and Critical Dictionary of the English Language (1846)

To which are Added Walker's Key to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scripture Names, Much Enl. and Improved; and a Pronouncing Vocabulary of Modern Geographical Names by Joseph Emerson Worcester

A long-tailed, decapod crustacean. Brande. Schöl'AR, (sköl'ar) n. [scholaris, L.] One who learns ...

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Small photo of Banded coral shrimp or Banded cleaner shrimp. Macro shot, portrait of the shrimp. Stenopus hispidus is a shrimp-like decapod crustacean belonging to the infraorder Stenopodidea.Small photo of Shrimp-like decapod crustacean (stenopus hispidus) sitting in hole, MaldivesSmall photo of Shrimp-like decapod crustacean (stenopus hispidus) sitting in hole, MaldivesSmall photo of Stenopus hispidus is a shrimp-like decapod crustacean belonging to the infraorder Stenopodidea. Common names include banded coral shrimp and banded cleaner shrimpSmall photo of Stenopus hispidus is a shrimp-like decapod crustacean belonging to the infraorder Stenopodidea. Common names include banded coral shrimp and banded cleaner shrimpSmall photo of Stenopus hispidus is a shrimp-like decapod crustacean belonging to the infraorder Stenopodidea. Common names include banded coral shrimp and banded cleaner shrimp.Small photo of Stenopus hispidus is a shrimp-like decapod crustacean belonging to the infraorder Stenopodidea. Common names include banded coral shrimp and banded cleaner shrimp. More...

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