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macrurous

having a large tail. The term is usually applied to long-bodied CRUSTACEANS, such as the lobster, where the tail projects backwards as opposed to being beneath the abdomen as in the crab.
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In the crab, the crescent of statolith hairs (Sand eman and Okajima, 1972) is much smaller than the macruran crescent (see Lemmnitz and Wolff, 1990).
A layer of striated muscle fibers has been found in the DAA of a number of macruran species including H.
The second type is the trichobranchiate (filamentous), as in the present study and also in most macrurans, few anomurans, dromiid crabs, crayfish and shrimp (Fisher; Burggren et al.), but the third type is the dendrobranchiate (branched filamentous) and found in the brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus (Foster & Howse, 1978).