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].

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  • decapod — [dek′ə päd΄] adj. [< ModL Decapoda, name of the order: see DECA & POD] ten legged n. 1. any of an order (Decapoda) of crustaceans having ten legs, as a lobster, shrimp, or crab 2. a squid decapodal [di kap′ə dəl] adj. decapodous [di kap′ədəs]… …   English World dictionary

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  • decapod — noun Etymology: New Latin Decapoda, from deca + poda pod Date: 1826 1. any of an order (Decapoda) of crustaceans (as shrimps, lobsters, and crabs) with five pairs of thoracic appendages one or more of which are modified into pincers, with stalked …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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