Eumalacostraca

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Eumalacostraca

[yü‚mal·ə′käs·trə·kə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A series of the class Crustacea comprising shrimplike crustaceans having eight thoracic segments, six abdominal segments, and a telson.
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2004) recorded 35 taxa in newly created intertidal mussel beds that resulted in more shore crabs Carcinus maenas, amphipods Melita palmata, and oligochaete worms Tubificoides benedeni, but fewer of the polychaetes Pygospio elegans and Notomastus latericeus, and the eumalacostracan Corophium spp.