crustaceans

   The large class of animals that includes lobsters, crayfish, amphipods, isopods, and many similar forms. Crustaceans typically live in water and have many jointed appendages, segmented bodies, and hard exoskeletons [23].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

Synonyms:
(with thin, jointed shells, like the lobster)


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  • crustaceans — vėžiagyviai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nariuotakojų tipo žiaunakvapių potipio bestuburių gyvūnų klasė (Crustacea). Paplitę jūrose ir gėluose vandenyse, kai kurios rūšys gyvena sausumoje. Yra parazitų. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • crustaceans — n.; n. pl. [L. crusta, shell] One of the divisions of arthropods, having chitin encased bodies that may or may not be impregnated with calcium salts; contains the shrimp, crabs, lobsters, barnacles, water fleas, sand hoppers, fish lice, wood lice …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • crustaceans — Members of the superclass Crustacea of the phylum Arthropoda. Examples are shrimps, lobsters, crabs, amphipods, copepods, isopods, and barnacles [Bliss, 1982] …   Crustacea glossary

  • crustaceans — crus ta·cean || steɪʃjÉ™n n. hard shelled animal with jointed limbs (crab, shrimp, etc.) adj. pertaining to hard shelled animals with jointed limbs (crabs, shrimp, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crustaceans — n. pl. Shell fish (with thin, jointed shells, like the lobster) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Crustaceans of Montana — Signal crayfish There are at least 30 species of crustaceans found in Montana.[1] The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has identified a number of crustacean species as Species of Concern …   Wikipedia

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  • Stalk-eyed crustaceans — Stalk eyed Stalk eyed (st[add]k [imac]d ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the eyes raised on a stalk, or peduncle; opposed to {sessile eyed}. Said especially of podophthalmous crustaceans. [1913 Webster] {Stalk eyed crustaceans}. (Zo[ o]l.) See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of U.S. state crustaceans — Only two U.S. states have state crustaceans at present. Years are the years of the state s adoption.References …   Wikipedia

  • decapod crustaceans — Members of the order decapoda, class Malacostraca, superclass Crustacea, phylum Arthropoda; have five pairs of thoracic legs. Examples are shrimps, lobsters, crabs, and hermit crabs [Bliss, 1982] …   Crustacea glossary

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