HyperDic: subclass_malacostraca

English > 1 sense of the expression subclass Malacostraca:
NOUNanimalsubclass Malacostraca, Malacostracalargest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial / terrestrial crustaceans
English > subclass Malacostraca: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaninglargest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial / terrestrial crustaceans: crabs; lobsters; shrimps; sow bugs; beach flies.
SynonymMalacostraca
Member ofCrustacea, class CrustaceaClass of mandibulate arthropods including
MembersAmphipoda, order Amphipodasmall flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans
Decapoda, order Decapodalobsters
Euphausiacea, order Euphausiaceasmall commonly luminescent crustaceans
Isopoda, order Isopodawoodlice
Mysidacea, order Mysidaceaopossum shrimp
malacostracan crustaceanA major subclass of crustaceans
Broaderclass(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
SpanishMalacostráceos
CatalanMalacostraca

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