[ UK /dɪkˈæpɒd/ ]
- crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
- cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones
How To Use decapod In A Sentence
- Fossils include foraminiferans, brachiopods, echinoids, pelecypods, cephalopods, shark teeth, fish vertebrae, as well as asteroids, gastropods, a pterosaur, a nodosaurid, and decapods.
- It is also highly unusual to discover these Paleozoic relics associated with decapods as they normally inhabit different environments.
- Detailed work on a series of isolated crustacean limb muscle preparations showed a consistent pattern of innervation among decapod crustaceans.
- The rest of the group is sometimes pulled together loosely as the reptant decapods.
- The macruran and brachyuran decapods, which are not as dependent on swimming, and therefore are less concerned with body drag, do not engage in general body grooming, with few exceptions.
- To-day the modern automobile somewhat resembles, in its outlines, across between a decapod locomotive and a steam fire-engine, or at least something concerning the artistic appearance of which the layman has very grave doubts. The Automobilist Abroad
- To put it in perspective, the whole decapod crustacean (shrimp or prawn) fauna of Japan barely exceeds 1,600 species. Archive 2007-02-01
- They dig somewhat after the manner of the fluviatile long-tailed decapod crustaceans, of the genera The Last of the Plainsmen
- The assemblage of decapods, one macruran, one anomuran and two brachyurans, is one that would be anticipated in the offshore, relatively quiet water setting of a delta front.
- These included the superorders Octopodiformes and Decapodiformes, the order Octopoda, the octopod suborder Incirrata, and the teuthoid suborder Myopsida.