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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]
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Caracterizacion morfologica de las poblaciones de Agononida longipes y Munida flinti (Crustacea: Decapoda: Galatheidae) en el mar Caribe colombiano.
A new genus of monstrilloid copepods (Crustacea) with anteriorly pointing ovigerous spines and related adaptations for subthoracic brooding.
Simultaneous hermaphroditism in the marine shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni (Caridea: Hippolytidae): an undescribed sexual system in the decapod Crustacea. Mar.
Report on a collection of Crustacea Decapoda and Stomatopoda from Turkey and the Balkans, Zoologische Verhandelingen 1961; 47: 1-67.
Environmental variables influencing the Callinectes (Crustacea, Brachyura, Portunidae) species distribution in a tropical estuary--Cachoeira River (Bahia, Brazil).
Genetic differentiation and gene flow of Porcellionides pruinosus (Crustacea: Isopoda: Oniscidea) in Tunisia.
& CANTERA-KINTZ, J.R., 2007.--Crustaceos (Crustacea: Sessilia, Stomatopoda, Isopoda, Amphipoda, Decapoda) de Bahia Malaga, Valle del Cauca (Pacifico colombiano).
Despite the recent little interest on the respiration of the decapod crustacea, particularly the poorly reported data in the morphology of thegills, especially morphological studies of the gills of the red swamp freshwater crayfish P.
New terrestrial isopods of the genus Miktoniscus from eastern United States (Crustacea: Isopoda: Oniscoidea).
Biometrical studies on Balanusamphitriteamphitrite Darwin (Cirripedia: Crustacea) in NW Arabian Gulf.