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crustacean

(krŭ-stā′shən)
n.
Any of various predominantly aquatic arthropods of the subphylum (or class) Crustacea, including lobsters, crabs, shrimps, and barnacles, characteristically having a segmented body, a chitinous exoskeleton, paired jointed limbs, and two pairs of antennae.

crus·ta′cean adj.

crustacean

a member of the class Crustacea in the phylum Arthropoda. The class includes shrimps, lobsters, crabs and water fleas. Most forms are aquatic, although a few are terrestrial, living in damp places, e.g. woodlice.
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For the first phase of this work the Welsh Government has reviewed the profitable crustacean fisheries, which includes crabs, lobster and crawfish, and has consulted with the industry on some of the major issues faced.
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