Peracarida


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Peracarida

[‚per·ə′kar·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superorder of the Eumalacostraca; these crustaceans have the first thoracic segment united with the head, the cephalothorax usually larger than the abdomen, and some thoracic segments free from the carapace.
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Seven new amphipods (Crustacea, Peracarida, Gammaridea) from the Caribbean coast of South America.
The class Malacostraca includes the superorders Pancarida (order Thermosbaenacea), Peracarida (orders Mysidacea, Amphipoda, and Isopoda), and Eucarida (order Decapoda) (Covich & Thorp 1991).
longisetus Thiebaud (1912) 0 0 Metacyclops mendocinus 0 0 Wierzejski (1892) Microcyclops anceps Richard (1897) 0 0 Paracyclops fimbriatus chiltoni 0 0 Thomson (1882) Tropocyclops prasinus 0 0 meridionales Kiefer (1927) Class: Malacostraca Subclass: Peracarida Order: Amphipoda Family: Hyalellidae Hyalella chiloensis Gonzalez & 0 0 Watling (2001) H.
On the origin and evolution of Antarctic Peracarida (Crustacea, Malacostraca).
Peracarida were the dominant crustaceans found in the samples, particularly the tanaid Saltipedes paulensis (18 ind [m.