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

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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


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