Synonyms of 'Crustaceans'
barnacleany of various marine crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia that, as adults, live attached to rocks, ship bottoms, etc. They have feathery food-catching cirri protruding from a hard shell crabany chiefly marine decapod crustacean of the genus Cancer and related genera (section Brachyura), having a broad flattened carapace covering the cephalothorax, beneath which is folded the abdomen. The first pair of limbs are modified as pincers craw (Australian, New Zealand)crayfish or crawfish (US)any freshwater decapod crustacean of the genera Astacus and Cambarus, resembling a small lobster Dublin Bay prawna large prawn usually used in a dish of scampi freshwater shrimpgoose barnacleany barnacle of the genus Lepas, living attached by a stalk to pieces of wood, having long feathery appendages (cirri) and flattened shells gribbleany small marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria, which bores into and damages wharves and other submerged wooden structures hermit crabany small soft-bodied decapod crustacean of the genus Pagurus and related genera, living in and carrying about the empty shells of whelks or similar molluscs horseshoe crab or king craba very large, edible spider crab (Paralithodes camtschatica) of the N Pacific king prawnany of several large prawns of the genus Penaeus, which are fished commercially in Australian waters koura (New Zealand)either of two New Zealand freshwater crayfish of the genus Paranephrops krillany small shrimplike marine crustacean of the order Euphausiacea: the principal food of whalebone whales land crabany of various crabs, esp of the tropical family Gecarcinidae, that are adapted to a partly terrestrial life langoustinea large prawn or small lobster lobsterany of several large marine decapod crustaceans of the genus Homarus, esp H. vulgaris, occurring on rocky shores and having the first pair of limbs modified as large pincers Norway lobstera European lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, fished for food opossum shrimpany of various shrimplike crustaceans of the genera Mysis, Praunus, etc, of the order Mysidacea, in which the females carry the eggs and young around in a ventral brood pouch oyster crabany of several small soft-bodied crabs of the genus Pinnotheres, esp P. ostreum, that live as commensals in the mantles of oysters prawnany of various small edible marine decapod crustaceans of the genera Palaemon, Penaeus, etc, having a slender flattened body with a long tail and two pairs of pincers robber craba terrestrial crab, Birgus latro, of the Indo-Pacific region, known for its habit of climbing coconut palms to feed on the nuts sand hopper, beach flea, or sand fleaany of various small hopping amphipod crustaceans of the genus Orchestia and related genera, common in intertidal regions of seashores sand shrimpscorpionsea spidershrimpany of various chiefly marine decapod crustaceans of the genus Crangon and related genera, having a slender flattened body with a long tail and a single pair of pincers soft-shell craba crab, esp of the edible species Cancer pagurus, that has recently moulted and has not yet formed its new shell spider crabany of various crabs of the genera Macropodia, Libinia, etc, having a small triangular body and very long legs spiny lobster, rock lobster, crawfish, or langousteany of various large edible marine decapod crustaceans of the genus Palinurus and related genera, having a very tough spiny carapace water fleaany of numerous minute freshwater branchiopod crustaceans of the order Cladocera, which swim by means of hairy branched antennae ▷ See crustacean
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