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decapod

(dĕk′ə-pŏd′)
n.
1. Any of various crustaceans of the order Decapoda, characteristically having five pairs of walking legs attached to the thorax and three pairs of maxillipeds used for feeding, and including the crabs, lobsters, and shrimps.
2. Any of various cephalopod mollusks having eight arms and two tentacles, and including the squids and cuttlefishes.

de·cap′o·dan (dĭ-kăp′ə-dən), de·cap′o·dous (-dəs) adj.
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decapod

  1. any crustacean of the largely marine order Decapoda, having five pairs of walking limbs, including the crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns and crayfish.
  2. any cephalopod mollusc of the order Decapoda, having a ring of eight short tentacles and two long ones, including the squids and cuttlefish.
Note that this taxonomic name can be applied to two completely different groups of organisms.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Population dynamics of Trichodactylus borellianus (Crustacea Decapoda Brachyura) and interactions with the aquatic vegetation of the Parana River (South America, Argentina).
Report on a collection of crustacean, decapoda and stomatopoda from Turkey and the Balkans.
Similarly, early embryogenesis in the Decapoda is also variable.
izmir Korfezi ve Civarinda Tespit Edilen Natantia Turleri (Crustacea Decapoda), Ege Universitesi Matbaasi, Bornova 1968; 51, 46 pp.
ABELE, L.G., 1992.--A review of the grapsid crab genus Sesarma (Crustacea: Decapoda: Grapsidae) in America, with the description of a new genus.