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Any member of the class of arthropods that includes lobsters, crabs, shrimps, wood lice, water fleas, and barnacles.

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Animals; Crustaceans

A huge crustacean has been found lurking 7km down in the waters off the coast of New Zealand. The creature is called a supergiant and is a type of amphipod, which are normally around 2-3cm long. The ...


Animals; Crustaceans

Crabs are crustaceans which have their reduced abdomen entirely hidden under the thorax and are covered with a thick exoskeleton and they have a single pair of claws. You can find crabs in every ...


Animals; Crustaceans

They live where there is food, moisture, oxygen, and favorable temperature.


Animals; Crustaceans

# Peduncle of an appendage; in unmodified form, consisting of one coxal and one basal article. # Proximal portion of limb, consisting of precoxa, coxa, and basis, fused together in some forms; its ...


Animals; Crustaceans

# Major division of body (e.g., head, thorax, abdomen), each composed of varying number of somites. # Major division of body (e.g., head, thorax, abdomen). each composed of varying number of ...

carapace groove

Animals; Crustaceans

Furrow on surface of decapod, generally dorsal — named types: * antennal. Furrow on carapace extending backward from vicinity of antennal spine. * branchiocardiac. Oblique furrow approximately in ...


Animals; Crustaceans

# Male reproductive organ, producing sperm. # The organ which produces the male gametes or spermatozoa. # Paired section of male reproductive system in which sperm are produced. Testes extend through ...

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