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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.

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.
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The presence of a mollusc shell (i.e., physical stimuli) in the culture should prevent negative effects (e.g., reduced survival and lengthening of the megalopal stage duration) caused by the absence of metamorphosis-stimulating cues during the larval competence period of decapod species (see review in Anger, 2001; Forward et ah, 2001; Gebauer et al., 2003).
The present study aimed to determine the equations that best expressed the relationship of weight (W) and carapace length and condition factor for each species of Black Sea Decapods.
This may represent one general pattern for the present study's target decapod crustacean group dwelling on intertidal flats in the warm temperate region of the midlatitude (Saigusa & Hidaka 1978, Wheeler 1978, Saigusa 1981, Christy 1982, Greenspan 1982, Saigusa 1982, Zimmerman & Felder 1991, Yamaguchi 2001a, Christy 2003).
A total of 7 decapod crustaceans were found at the offshore sampling stations (Table 4).
There have not been reports for Colombia of crabs inhabiting bromeliads, despite the high diversity of decapods in Colombia (CAMPOS, 2005; CAMPOS et al., 2005; LAMAITRE & ALVAREZ, 1992; VALENCIA & CAMPOS, 2007).
The present study confirmed the previous published data (Swain et al.; Bauer, 1989; Fleischer et al., 1992; Bauer, 1998; Lindhjem et al.) that, one of the unique features of decapod crustaceans as shrimps, lobsters, crabs and crayfishes which breath through feather-like gills.
The purpose of this research is to develop a low cost, student-friendly protocol for the dehydration of decapod crustaceans (shrimp) for morphological examination and imaging using a desktop scanning electron microscope.
Part of the oCrustaceana Monographso series, which contains research selections too long to be published in the associated journal, Crustaceana-International Journal of Crustacean Research, this volume contains fifteen research style articles that summarize the current field of freshwater decapod research and suggest directions for future work.