Malacostraca

[n] - largest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans: crabs
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Malacostraca

Mal`a·cos'tra·ca noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... soft + ... shell of a testacean.] (Zoology) A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca.
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malacostraca

<zoology> A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca. ... Origin: NL, from Gr. Soft + shell of a testacean. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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Malacostraca

subclass Malacostraca noun largest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans: crabs; lobsters; shrimps; sow bugs; beach flies
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Malacostraca

• (n. pl.) A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca.
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Malacostraca

Malacostraca is a sub-class of Crustacea (crustaceans). The eyes are usually stalked. Typically the carapace covers the thorax which consists of eight segments. The abdomen is made up of six appendage-bearing segments. The group includes crabs, lobsters and shrimps.
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Malacostraca

The Malacostraca, malacostracans, are the largest of the six classes of crustaceans, containing about 40,000 extant species, divided among 16 orders. Its members display a great diversity of body forms and include crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, woodlice, scuds (Amphipoda), mantis shrimp and many other less familiar animals. They are abu...
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