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- proper noun A taxonomic
orderwithin the superorder Peracarida— the cumacean crustaceans.
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Crustacea, but more nearly allied to the former than to the latter, comes the remarkable family of the Diastylidae or Cumacea.
The ONLY THING that suits the larvae of Hippolyte, Palaemon and Alpheus, in the family character of the Cumacea as given by Kroyer which occupies three pages (Kroyer, 'Naturh.