Decapoda De*cap"o*da (d[-e]*k[a^]p"[-o]*d[.a]), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de`ka ten + poy`s, podo`s, foot.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The order of Crustacea which includes the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, etc. [1913 Webster]

Note: They have a carapace, covering and uniting the somites of the head and thorax and inclosing a gill chamber on each side, and usually have five (rarely six) pairs of legs. They are divided into two principal groups: Brachyura and Macrura. Some writers recognize a third (Anomura) intermediate between the others. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A division of the dibranchiate cephalopods including the cuttlefishes and squids. See {Decacera}.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Decapoda — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Decapoda Decapoda por Ernst Haeckel s Formas de Arte de la Naturaleza, 1904 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Decapŏda — (Dekapoden, Crustacea decapoda), Zehnfüßer, s. Schildkrebse; Cephalopoda decapoda, s. Tintenschnecken …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Decapŏda — (gr.), so v.w. Krebse, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Decapoda — Decapŏda, s. Schalenkrebse …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Decapoda — Decapoda, Zehnfüßer, Ordnung der zu den Krebsen gehörenden ⇒ Eucarida; ca. 9000, meist marine, auch einige süßwasser und sogar landbewohnende Arten. Großer, meist mit allen Thoraxsegmenten verwachsener Carapax stets vorhanden; die vorderen… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • Decapoda — For other meanings of decapod, see Decapod (disambiguation). Decapoda Temporal range: Devonian–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Decapoda — Décapodes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Decapoda — Zehnfußkrebse Amerikanischer Hummer (Homarus americanus) Systematik Überstamm: Häutungstiere (Ecdysozoa) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Decapoda — noun 1. lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps; prawns • Syn: ↑order Decapoda • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Malacostraca, ↑subclass Malacostraca …   Useful english dictionary

  • Decapoda — Podophthalmia Pod oph*thal mi*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Podophthalmic}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The stalk eyed Crustacea, an order of Crustacea having the eyes supported on movable stalks. It includes the crabs, lobsters, and prawns. Called also {Podophthalmata},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”