Nephropidea

Nephropidea

[‚nef·rə′pid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superfamily of the decapod section Macrura including the true lobsters and crayfishes, characterized by a rostrum and by chelae on the first three pairs of pereiopods, with the first pair being noticeably larger.
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Observations on the feeding mechanism, structure of the gut, and digestive physiology of the European lobster Homarus gammarus (L.) (Decapoda: Nephropidea).
The functional morphology of the mouthparts and pereiopods of Nephrops norvegicus (L.) (Decapoda: Nephropidea), J.