Thalassinidea

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Thalassinidea

[thə‚las·ə′nid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The mud shrimps, a group of thin-shelled, burrowing decapod crustaceans belonging to the Macrura; individuals have large chelate or subchelate first pereiopods, and no chelae on the third pereiopods.
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Tokushima, Japan) is a leading expert on the taxonomy of the Thalassinidea, in particular the Callianassoidea (crustaceans commonly known as ghost shrimp or mud lobster.