Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Eucarida — the decapod crustacea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plural proper n. The order of Crustacea which includes the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, etc.
  • plural proper n. A division of the dibranchiate cephalopods including the cuttlefishes and squids. See Decacera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The ten-footed crustaceans; those Crustacea which have five pairs of legs or ambulatory appendages, at least one pair of which is chelate; an order of podophthalmic or stalk-eyed Crustacea. See cuts under Podophthalmia and stalk-eyed.
  • The ten-armed cephalopods; a division of the dibranchiate or acetabuliferous Cephalopoda, as distinguished from Octopoda, having two long tentacles or cephalic processes (besides the eight arms or rays), bearing suckers only at their ends: also called Decacera.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps; prawns
  • n. squids and cuttlefishes

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek δέκα (deka, "ten") + πούς (pous, "foot") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Studies and fisheries of pandalid shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda, Pandalidae) in the Northern Hemisphere: A review in the XXI century eve (with special reference to Russia), pp. 9 – 31.

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the North Pacific (Bering Sea)

  • In the paper "A new species of Cyrtomaia Miers, 1886 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Majidae) from Micronesia" by B.R. de Forges and P.K.L. Ng in Zootaxa 1409: 61-67 (2007) a new species of Cyrtomaia deep-sea spider crab.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The breeding behaviour and migrations of the terrestrial crab Gecarcoidea natalis (Decapoda: Brachyura).

    Christmas and Cocos Islands tropical forests

  • However, they are not true shrimp (order Decapoda), but belong to the order Mysidacea, a large, almost exclusively marine order.

    Crustacea

  • The freshwater crabs of Sri Lanka (Decapoda: Brachyura: Parathelphusidae).

    Biological diversity in the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka

  • A note on aggregation behaviour and mass mortality of the spider crab Maja squinado (Herbst) (Decapoda, Majidae) in shallow water on the north Co Wexford coast.

    Crabs on Roney Beach

  • Systematics and ecology of the land crabs (Decapoda: Coenobitidae, Grapsidae, and Gecarcinidae) of the Tokelau Islands, central Pacific.

    Western Polynesian tropical moist forests

  • A new genus and species of goneplacid crab (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacidae) from the Caribbean.

    All that matters

  • Cladistic analysis of the Eudaniela species complex (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pseudothelphusidae).

    All that matters

  • The phylogenetic and systematic position of the Penaeus subgenus Litopenaeus (Decapoda: Dendrobranchiata: Penaeidae).

    All that matters

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