Malacostraca

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Malacostraca

the crustacean group containing crabs, lobsters, shrimps, crayfish, etc. See also CARIDOID FACIES.
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Antennules are olfactory organs involved in detection of odorants that stimulate upstream locomotion and tracking of distant odor sources by diverse malacostracan crustaceans (e.
The Caprellidea have evolved fascinating morphological characters distinct from those of other malacostracan crustaceans.
The origin and biogeography of Malacostracan crustaceans in the deep sea.