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  • proper noun A taxonomic superorder within the infraclass Cirripediabarnacles that burrow into coral or the shells of other animals.


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  • The Thecostraca are arguably the most morphologically and biologically variable group within the Crustacea, including both suspension feeders (Cirripedia: Thoracica and Acrothoracica) and parasitic forms (Cirripedia: Rhizocephala, Ascothoracida and Facetotecta).

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