Crustacea


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Crustacea

 [krus-ta´shah]
a class of arthropods including the lobsters, crabs, shrimps, wood lice, water fleas, and barnacles.

Crus·ta·ce·a

(krŭs-tā'shē-ă),
A large class of aquatic animals (phylum Arthropoda) with a chitinous exoskeleton and jointed appendages; for example, the crab, lobster, crayfish, shrimp, isopods, ostracods, and amphipods. Some, (for example, certain copepods), are parasitic; others serve as intermediate hosts for parasitic worms that cause disease in humans and various other vertebrates.
See also: Copepoda.
[L. crusta, a crust]

Crustacea

/Crus·ta·cea/ (krus-ta´she-ah) a class of arthropods including the lobsters, crabs, shrimps, wood lice, water fleas, and barnacles.

Crustacea

a class of arthropods including the lobsters, crabs, shrimps, wood lice, water fleas and barnacles.
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Insects made up the greatest percentage of the invertebrates collected from BU+ sites but were nearly equivalent to the Crustacea in BU- sites.
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A second supplement to the American land and freshwater isopod Crustacea.
Terrestrial isopods are the only large group of Crustacea to become adapted for life on the land.
He says the natural oils in marine plant life, planktonic crustacea and other plankton are consumed by fish (and other higher food chain organisms) in varying degrees, depending on feeding habitat.
While many insects make use of this low marsh, marine-type animals such as crustacea, snails, and mussels are more common.
Distribution of decapod crustacea off northeastern United States based on specimens at the Northeast Fisheries Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
The immature wormlike larvae are then eaten by tiny shrimplike crustacea, which in turn are eaten by squid and some fish -- and can end up in the stomachs or intestines of humans.
The recent find included shrimplike and eel-like swimming crustacea (leading the crew to dub the site the "Snake Pit,") and possibly sea anemones, but none of the large tube worms, clams and mussels found in the Pacific.
All new voucher specimens are preserved in pure 95% ethanol (none denatured ethanol), and are immediately electronically databased upon being accepted for accessioning into NHM's Crustacea collection.