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  • proper n. A taxonomic subphylum within the phylum Arthropoda — the crustaceans.


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Latin crusta ("shell")


  • Author of "Crustacea" in Lankester's _Treatise on Zoology_.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • There are only two orders extinct among the 'Crustacea'.

    Lectures and Essays

  • But the 'Crustacea' exhibit many peculiar features in common with insects, spiders, and centipedes, so that these are grouped into the still larger assemblage or "province"'Articulata'; and, finally, the relations which these have to worms and other lower animals, are expressed by combining the whole vast aggregate into the sub-kingdom of 'Annulosa'.

    Lectures and Essays

  • If we go still further back in time, we discover, in the oldest rocks of all, the remains of animals, constructed on the same general plan as the lobster, and belonging to the same great group of 'Crustacea'; but for the most part totally different from the lobster, and indeed from any other living form of crustacean; and thus we gain a notion of that successive change of the animal population of the globe, in past ages, which is the most striking fact revealed by geology.

    Lectures and Essays

  • Ichthyosauri, which preceded the Cetaeca, are other examples of such prophetic types. "[a] [Footnote a: Agassiz, _Contributions: Essay on Classification_, p. 117, where, we may be permitted to note, the word" Crustacea "is by a typographical error printed in place of _Cetacea_.]

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

  • 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)

  • Crustacea account for by far the largest proportion of animal biomass, with an estimated 40 million kilograms (kg) of fiddler crabs and 100 million kilograms of mud crabs.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • Male cypris settlement in Clistrosaccus paguri Lilljeborg Crustacea: Cirripedia: Rhizocephala.

    Parasite Rex

  • The morphology of the naupilar stages of Sacculina carcini Crustacea: Cirripedia: Rhizocephala.

    Parasite Rex

  • Spermatogonia implantation by antennular penetrations in the akentrodonid rhizocephalan Diplothylacus sinensis (Keppen, 1877) (Crustacea: Cirripedia).

    Parasite Rex


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